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George Wilkinson


I have enjoyed woodturnings for over 40 years and created unique gifts for friends and family; when I retired 10 years ago, I began Wooden Treasures by George. I like to think of my creations as “presentation pieces” – unique pieces of wooden art. We are inundated with computer manufactured décor items today that have no heart and it shows. I take great pride in what I do and hand-sign every piece that allows me space. When creating a piece, I try to use as much imagination as I can and have been pleasantly surprised at the varied uses people put them to.

I create solid wood bowls, segmented bowls (segmented bowls are made of many individual pieces glued up to form a larger turning), vases and vessels, pens and a variety of small pieces. I also love to experiment with new ideas; some of my recent pieces have taken more than 50 hours to complete. I use no stains at all, only hand rubbed oil finishes with numerous coats of wax, which highlights the natural beauty of the wood.

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