Pyrography in Wood

The Wood Technology Society
,
19 Dec 2017

Pyrography according to the OED is the "art or technique of decorating wood by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point."  Such a heated metallic point is a poker and hence the work, in the UK, is also called "pokerwork."

It is indeed a very "fine" art form.

Susan Millis is an artist and restorer, who has this incredible skill of pyrography in wood. She has done much research on restoring pyrography images from the 19th century.

However, her own work is quite stunning. 

With the kind permission of the artist we are pleased to present some examples of pyrography. 

On the right is a work in maple.

Other works are:

Deep within the Hawthorn - hawthorn

Sleepyhead - maple

Beneath the Brambles - sycamore