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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.

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 four British made lathes available - two Graduates (one short and one long base) and two Hegner VB36 (one short and one long base). Course includes all the tools needed for your project and also the...
Next course on 14th October 2017
Ideal for the beginner, this one day course is six hours in duration and aimed at adults aged sixteen years and over. It provides a full introduction to pyrography - "the art of designing with fire" which involves using a heated implement to burn designs on natural materials such as wood and leather. Designed to be informative as well as practical, the day commences with a look at the historical aspect of pyrography. A thorough...
A half day wood turning course 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 Four lathes available - two Graduates (one short and one long base) and two Hegner VB36 (one short and one long base). Course includes all the tools needed for your...
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...
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...
Next course on 29th September 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...
Next course on 4th November 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, , bone, 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 leather. The morning will be...
Next course on 4th October 2017
We are running the popular pyrography sessions once again in North Notts, running initially for 2 half days 09.30-12.30 Wednesday/Thursday 4th /5th October 2017. We are Flexible though - come along after the sessions for as many weeks as you need to finish your piece(s). Get in touch by phone or email for more information and to book a place. Cost is £7.50 per day i.e £15 for the 2 half days. The Dukeries Community...
Next course on 29th October 2017
Learn pyrography techniques at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle. This new one day course will see you learn the specific techniques and requirements needed to burn designs onto paper with a spooky Halloween theme. The course provides a full introduction to the decorative art of pyrography which involves using a specialised electrically heated implement to burn a design freehand into a surface. The morning will be spent learning which types of paper are...
As Part of Hampshire Open Studio's event in August, join Graham Turner for a two hour Pyrography Workshop. Workshops will take place in Keyhaven Sea Scout hut (SO41 0TP). Open to all ages (8 <> 80+). There will be two workshop sessions (10:30am->12:30) and (2pm->4pm), and there are six places in each workshop. The cost for a two hour session will be £15.00 You can join the workshop on the day but there is no...