George Dering lives with his wife of nearly 50 years in upstate New York. After retiring from the commercial buildings industry, he began expanding his creative side by working hands-on with wood. He delights to create beautiful and useful objects by working with the various types of wood, enjoying the feel and textures as well as the different colors. Sometimes, he joins a dark wood with a light one, or cuts a particular bowl to take advantage of the natural beauty of the wood itself. He likes to take a piece of wood and create a piece that enhances the wood’s natural beauty. He says he never knows exactly what he’s going to create but kind of likes to let the wood speak to him and help him bring out its unique character!