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 week I started a new pyrography challenge, working on a 37x37cm plywood sheet, with the aim of reproducing a photograph of an owl I took at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in August this year (shown in one of the photos). More pictures will be uploaded as it progresses!
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