George Baker

George Golman Baker, Jr. was born in Thomasville, Alabama, and was reared in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. He has a BA and MSE Degree from Ouachita Baptist University and a BS degree from Henderson State University. George served with the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict and was discharged as a First Lieutenant. George coached college football for thirty years and finished his career teaching physical education and recreation at Henderson State University. George resides in Arkadelphia with his wife, Beverly.

George works exclusively in wood, preferring to use green wood, but using some dry wood. He produces treenware from native Arkansas hardwood, using storm-felled woods when available. Each item is one of a kind and "purposefully primitive." "My intention is to create instant heirlooms," says Baker. George's bowls and spoons are carved and not turned on a lathe. The items are finished with a coating of mineral oil and canning wax to make them beautiful and safe to use. George has been carving for about twenty-five years.

 

Carved Spoons

Carved Wooden Spoon

Arkansas Hardwood Spoons