George & Harriet McConnell

   George was first interested in rocks as a child and later developed his lapidary skills while running an oyster dredge boat in the Delaware Bay. He takes pride in owning the oldest working boat in the country, an 1849 schooner named Cashier. In 1992, the oyster industry collapsed and George and Harriet began to work full time in lapidary. They specialize in making intarsia jewelry featuring many different stones. They've collected many of their own rocks for over 20 years, with an eye for bouquet and plume agates. They also make boxes and clocks. George's style of art is completely his own. Nobody influenced him nor has he copied, worked with, or imitated anyone in any way. He uses his own methods, techniques, and imagination. George and Harriet have two children, Kelly and George Jr.

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