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.