This was a gift for a friend on their 80th birthday - my own design including a sketch of his boat, burnt onto a wooden plaque, quoting his words, used when things don't go according to plan!
I’ve had a great week for finishing creative projects, and I am especially pleased to have completed this one! I started this pyrography quite a while ago, and have worked on it around a variety of other projects.
Earlier this year I was asked to create a personalised 'elephant themed' jewellery box: As I had an idea in mind for the type of image I wanted to work from, I did some research online to see whether any local zoos or wildlife parks had young elephants. After a very cold day in January … Continue reading ‘Elephants’ gift box
This was a commission for a colleague, who wanted a boat themed pyrographed gift box for a relative for Christmas. I had the idea of using a photo I'd taken earlier in the year, and sketched the image onto tracing paper, which I wrapped around the box to see whether the idea would work. … Continue reading ‘Sailing’ gift box
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Unfortunately due to a busy couple of weeks with other commitments, I have not made as much progress with my owl pyrography as I would have liked...though I did find the time for some Hallowe'en pumpkin carving with a friend! I carved an owl into mine, while Jon carved some runes into … Continue reading Hallowe’en Pumpkins and Pyrography…
This pyrography was created for one of my sailing instructor colleagues in 2012. The inspiration for this was a photo that I'd taken a few years earlier when I was assisting with a Level 1 dinghy sailing course in Oulton Broad, Suffolk in 2009. I created this by burning the image onto a piece of … Continue reading Wayfarer Sailing, Pyrography