Pyrography

Pyrography
Pyrography is the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.

Pyrography or pyrogravure is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.

The term means "writing with fire", from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing). It can be practiced using specialized modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens. "Pyrography dates from the 17th century and reached its highest standard in the 19th century. In its crude form it is pokerwork." 

A large range of tones and shades can be achieved. Varying the type of tip used, the temperature, or the way the iron is applied to the material all create different effects. After the design is burned in, wooden objects are often coloured. Light-coloured hardwoods such as sycamore, basswood, beech and birch are most commonly used, as their fine grain is not obtrusive. However, other woods, such as maple, pine or oak, are also used. Pyrography is also applied to leather items, using the same hot-iron technique. Leather lends itself to bold designs, and also allows very subtle shading to be achieved. Specialist vegetable-tanned leather must be used for pyrography (as modern tanning methods leave chemicals in the leather which are toxic when burned), typically in light colours for good contrast.

Pyrography is also popular among gourd crafters and artists, where designs are burned onto the exterior of a dried hard-shell gourd.


Pyrography Panel of a Cat

Pyrography Panel of a Cat

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Pyrography Panel of a Dog

Pyrography Panel of a Dog

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24.99€ 29.99€

Pyrography Panel of Love Making

Pyrography Panel of Love Making

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21.99€ 26.99€

Wood Inlay, Wood Marquetry and Pyrography Panel of Van Gogh

Wood Inlay, Wood Marquetry and Pyrography Panel of Van Gogh

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Pyrography Panel of a Woman

Pyrography Panel of a Woman

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17.99€ 22.99€

Pyrography Panel of Lovers Kiss

Pyrography Panel of Lovers Kiss

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16.99€ 21.99€

Pyrography Panel of Lovers One Face

Pyrography Panel of Lovers One Face

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14.99€ 19.99€

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