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.