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Pyrography, also know as 'wood-burning' or 'poker work', refers to the art of burning patterns onto wood (or other surfaces, often leather) using heated tools, such as a wood burning pen or poker. A large array of effects can be achieved depending on the materials and tools used, the temperature and of course the technical skill and art of the pyrographer! If you would like to learn pyrography, browse these pages for pyrography classes, courses and workshops across the UK.

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Situated on the outskirts of the beautiful New Forest National Park, my workshop is situated in a wonderful quiet rural location. I cater for complete beginners to wood turning, and improver's wishing to fine tune their skills. I have three lathes available - two Graduates (one short and one long base) and a Hegner VB36. Course includes all the tools needed for your project and also the raw materials and finishes. I have all the...
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Coventry Woodcarvers are a friendly group of like-minded people from the Coventry & Warwickshire area, with an interest in woodcarving. We have a tutor and several experienced carvers able to instruct and advise students on all aspects of carving and pyrography. We are a mixture of levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition to this we have a tool sharpening and timber cutting service along with opportunities to sell finished carvings via exhibitions and stands...
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Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? Have you ever fancied burning designs into a natural surface such as wood or leather? This course is an introduction to anyone who is interested in the art of woodburning or pyrography. The course will start with the basic techniques of pyrography focusing on wood, experimenting with different lines, textures and shading. Once you’ve grasped the basics you can move on to your...
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Next course on 25th February 2017
Learn pyrography: develop skills in burning freehand designs on wood and leather. Pyrography involves using a heated implement to burn a design freehand into a surface; traditionally wood, but also leather, paper, tagua, bone, velvet or even glass. Ideal for the beginner, this course provides a full introduction to the decorative art of pyrography which involves using a specialised electrically heated pen to burn designs on natural materials. It will focus on both wood and...
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Next course on 1st July 2017
Explore your 3D wood burning skills! Pyrography involves using a heated implement to burn a design freehand into a surface; traditionally wood, but also leather, paper, tagua, bone, velvet or even glass. You’ll take skills learnt on a previous course or at home of flat working pyrography and apply them to 3D objects with guidance from our expert tutor. Wooden eggs will form a starting point for your 3D designs and other objects will be...
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Next course on 26th July 2017
Kids pyrography course in Ecclesall Woods. Would you like to have a go at a traditional folk art? Have you ever fancied burning designs into a natural surface such as wood or leather? This course is an introduction to anyone who is interested in the art of woodburning or pyrography. The course will start with the basic techniques of pyrography focusing on wood, experimenting with different lines, textures and shading. Once you’ve grasped the basics...