Community Showcase: Autumn

Providing an additional platform to showcase your handcrafted work.

Every month, we share a theme. Makers from all over the country are invited to create new work or share photos of existing work that relates to the chosen theme of the month.

And we're trying something a little different this month! Rather than a random prize draw, members of our team will select their favourite piece and the story behind it. The maker of the piece (or pieces) with the most votes, will win a £25.00 Turners Retreat voucher! Your work will also be the ‘Featured Piece of the Month’ that will be shared with our Mailing List subscribers by email and on our social media pages.

Want to feature your work on our website?

The theme for September is 'Autumn'.

This theme is for you to interpret in any way you like! You can use this month to create something new or submit something you've already made. Here's some suggestions to get your ideas flowing:

  • A piece showcasing autumnal colours (browns, oranges, reds etc)
  • Weather inspired piece and/or falling leaves
  • Something inspired by autumn events, i.e. harvest, Halloween, bonfire night
  • An autumnal wildlife piece, featuring one or more animals, such as hedgehog, barn owl, red squirrel, fox, deer etc.

Your piece could be turned, burned, carved... there's lots of possibilities!

To submit a piece of your work, please send us the following information by email:

  • Your name
  • Your small business name (where applicable)
  • Your small business social media links (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • A link to your website or online shop (where applicable)
  • A few words explaining what inspired your piece (up to 50 words)
  • What tools/materials were used to make your piece (up to 50 words - at least one tool or material must be a Turners Retreat product)
  • 3 photos of your work from different angles (please ensure your work is well lit and photographed against a plain background for the best results)

Please send your submission by email to with the theme, month and year as the subject line, for example 'Autumn - September 2022 Entry.’ The deadline for submissions based on the theme 'Autumn' is the last day of the month, Friday 30th September 2022.

Terms & Conditions

  • You may only submit one piece of work per month.
  • The work you submit must be your own. No copyright pieces please.
  • Photographs that include people will not be used, please submit photos of your work in a well-lit area against a plain background.
  • Submissions sent to us one month will be made live on the website the following month, for example, if you submit work in September, it will be live on our website in October.
  • If you change your mind and would like the photo of your work to be removed from our website, please get in touch to let us know.
  • Any vouchers won are not redeemable for cash.

By sending us a submission, you agree for Turners Retreat to reproduce your photo and prose and edit it as we deem appropriate. This may be for another purpose later down the line where full credit will be given.

Enjoy and happy making! We look forward to seeing your work soon.

'Education' - Featured Piece of the Month

We were feeling generous with these three submissions this month, so we're pleased to announce that Phil Scarlett, Chris Doy and Kate Kitchin have all won a voucher each - congratulations!  A £25 Turners Retreat voucher is on its way to you by email, and your work will be featured on our social media feeds and in our e-newsletters during September.

Click here to read more about the inspiration behind each piece and show your support by following our winners on social media.

August was a quiet month for submissions; the sun definitely stole the show! Let's hope the theme 'Autumn' sparks a few ideas during September! We hope you will get involved, as we'd love to see and show off your work!

Happy making!

1st September 2022

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