& Harriet McConnell
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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