George was the third generation of bowl turner, specialising in the production of bowls and plates from elm wood using a pole lathe in a small hut without electricity. His workshop was located in Miles Green off Bucklebury Common, Berkshire. George is remembered for saying "Money’s only storing up trouble, I think. I like making bowls better than I like making money."
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