Using the Peter Child Artist's Pyrography Machine, Justin makes each pyrograph with lots of love and attention to detail. Justin use's pyrography and other craft techniques to decorate various wood and leather pieces, creating unique, hand-crafted products, ideal as personalised gifts for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Easter, Christmas, etc.
Did You Know?
According to Wikipedia, Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning. Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather.
The word Pyrography, is of Greek origin, "pur" meaning fire and "graphos" meaning writing, which then easily translates to our more common name of "wood burning". It is the process of drawing a picture on a piece of wood, by burning lines into the surface of the wood in various shapes and intensities, with a soldering iron type tool. The longer you hold the wood burning pen on the surface of the wood, the greater the charring, thus the darker the colour and the more depth you add. In the old days they used just a piece of heated metal to add patterns to their furniture.
Woodburning can greatly enhance your carving project. Used to create fine line detailing or sepia tones of shadowing, with just one tool and a few basic strokes this craft will open a new dimension to your finished work.
The process has been practised by a number of cultures including the Egyptians and some African tribes since the dawn of recorded history. Robert Boyer hypothesises that the art form dates back to prehistory, when early humans created designs using the charred remains of their fires.
" When I was in Rio DE Janeiro, I was fortunate to live and work alongside Adam, a Polish artisan that was making wonderful leather maps and he taught me the art of the Pyrographer – the art of "writing with fire.
The works I create are entirely crafted by hand, which makes each piece very unique. They are highly decorative, elegant and engaging. Since I use hand tools, wood and natural leather, each piece is slightly distinct, which attests to its individuality. "
Justin continues to fulfil commissions for his clientèle. If you have a specific theme, view, city, building or street scene in mind feel free to contact us.
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