Circle Factory/ George Peterson
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.
Mark Your Calendar
NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
Nominate yourself or other aspiring makers.
JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
Judges will select finalists throughout this period.
Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
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Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
Join us for our annual event in New York City.