Pyrography (Wood Burning)

What is Pyrography?

Pyrography is an ancient art, probably first practiced by our caveman ancestors.  It comes from the greek words pur (fire) and graphos (writing).  The earliest example that has survived the elements is a container from Peru from 700 AD.  


Many of you probably did some pyrography in school, but I’m here to let you know that MUCH more can be done with pyrography than outlines and words!  There are many ways to “burn”; some people use a butane torch, a pyrography tool with many tips for different textures, sand paper, and exacto knives….

Check out my Art links page for links to some great sites for learning how to create art in this ancient style.

Available Pyrography
Previously Sold Pieces
Previous Pet Portraits

News & Awards

April 2019

- Honorable Mention, Hammonton Arts Center for "Pyro Lion"

Upcoming Shows

No shows scheduled at this time due to COVID--19

February 2019

- People's Choice Award and Honorable Mention for "Tobacco Table", Hammonton Arts Center

All Art & images by Loring Slivinski

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