Circle Factory/ George Peterson

American Made Since 1992

George Peterson

Brevard, North Carolina
I produce handmade, unique items from wood. Bowls, sculpture and wall art.
North Carolina

Tell us about your business.

I started woodworking full time in '92. I began as a woodturner making bowls and slowly evolved into what I am doing now. I still make lots of bowls, but the work I find most interesting is the sculpture. I work with many tools: chainsaw, chisels, grinders, blowtorch, etc...I also use paints and patinas to accent and dramatize the textures and forms I make.

What makes your business stand out?

The Circle Factory is a 1 person business and I intend to keep it that way. For me, success is defined not by income or units produced but by the quality and content of what I make.

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  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

    Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.

  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

    Join us for our annual event in New York City.