Come join the fun in December. We will be re-purposing wooden cigar boxes. The photo below shows the boxes completed in April - they turned out so great! Bring a friend and your favorite wine. Snacks and all materials will be provided. Eight spots available. Fee is $45.00
The history behind wood burning or its fancy name PYROGRAPHY a word derived from the Greek pur (fire) and graphos (writing). It was used to decorate kitchenware and musical instruments and to brand tools. The pyrography was a reflection of the owner's personality so as to distinguish their stuff from other people’s. In Victorian times it became more popular, being accepted as an art form called pokerwork. This because they would have used a charcoal stove with holes all the way round into which pokers of various sizes and shapes were heated. A constant temperature had to be maintained and heat control was letting the poker cool down! In the early 20th century the development of the electric pyrography tool or soldering iron, created a small tool that allowed more control for the artist.This development made it easy for the art form to be brought into the art studio of individuals and home artists.
Even with man’s technological advancements through the ages, the basic artistic techniques and methods have changed very little. Burning with a hot tool is still the only possible way to create a wood burning. The availability of different shaped nibs (tips), finer honed tools and temperature controls have given pyrography artists the ability to create detailed and beautifully intricate workmanship using modern pyrography techniques.
This encompasses all styles and genres on many differing mediums including wood, leather, watercolor paper and gourds.
General Meetings:4th Tuesday of each month @ 7:00 pm