Community Showcase: Sport

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.

The maker of each submission is also entered into a free prize draw and a winner is selected at random to win a £25.00 Turners Retreat voucher! That work will be our ‘Featured Piece of the Month’ and 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 July is Sport.

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 replica of some sports equipment i.e. bat, ball, club, racket, 
  • A piece inspired by a sportsperson or sporting quote
  • Showcase the colours of your team's kit or country
  • Experiment and create textures or patterns, like grass, net, water etc.

There's lots of possibilities!

Please avoid submitting work that includes an official team emblem. These will not be accepted due to copyright reasons.

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 'Sport - July 2022 Entry.’ The deadline for submissions based on the theme 'Sport' is the last day of the month, Sunday 31st July 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 July, it will be live on our website in August.
  • 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.

'Love' - Featured Piece of the Month

The winner of the prize draw and featured piece of the month is Les Gardiner. Congratulations, Les! 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 the month of July.

Click here to see all the submissions sent to us during June for the theme 'Love'. Please support your fellow makers by following their social media pages and let's help eachother grow!

Thank you to everyone who took part in last months Showcase, we've loved seeing your work and learning more about the inspiration behind each piece, thank you for sharing your stories with us!

Happy making!

1st July 2022

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