Bill Housley Lidded Bowl. Photo Provided by Maine Craft Portland

The Wooden Vessel, The Works of Bill Housley and Jeff Enck

Chiseling, carving and turning wood into vessels is one of humanity’s most ancient crafts. Maine Craft Portland brings you two fine wood working Maine artists with a specialty in creating unique vessels. From intricately hand carved vases and color enhanced lidded vessels to urns and pepper mills, these wooden vessels are a marvel to see!

Events > The Wooden Vessel, The Works of Bill Housley and Jeff Enck
This event has passed.
Maine Craft Portland
521 Congress St
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Maine Craft Portland
(207) 808-8184
Friday, January 7 – Tuesday, February 1

OPENING NIGHT: First Friday Art Walk, January 7, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Lathed into elegant shapes with bursts of color, Bill Housley’s lidded bowls are sleek with a hint of eastern design and/or accents fashioned by an ornamental tool technique that originated in 19th century England. Housley also fashions pepper mills that are delightfully colored in layers of Maine made laminated striped wood, making a fantastic artfully made condiment for your next dinner party.

Jeff Enck’s pieces are not only expertly wood turned but are hand carved and painted in a vessel technique called ‘illusion basketry’. One might mistake them for an actual woven basket! He enjoys hand carving intricate open lace designs and reliefs in his work, from abstract openwork lace shapes to natural forms found in nature.