Learn to Burn: A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Paperback)
Known as pyrography, which literally means writing with fire, woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications. This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft. Award-winning artist and pyrographer Si Easton takes you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. His expert lessons teach you all of the essential techniques, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing. Learn to Burn offers fourteen step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts--from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers--illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store. Fifty bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects. This a book that you'll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.
About the Author
Simon Easton studied a BA (Hons) degree at Manchester Metropolitan University where he studied woodturning, silversmithing and pewterware. His pewter napkin ring set was one of the MMU winners of the Pewter Live 1999 competition, and was displayed at Pewterers' Hall in London. He has won both a Precious Metals Bursary and a Grant from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in order to produce design concepts that he had developed. The common theme in Simon's work was a decorative and textural feel, often rich in embellishment or pattern.
Before graduating in 2000, Simon's design for a wooden turned decorative bowl was selected for inclusion in the onetree project. This project, which toured the UK as an exhibition, stemmed from the use of one single ailing oak tree which was distributed to a range of designers and craftspeople. Every single part of the tree (from the leaves to the roots) were used to create a stirring and diverse display of talent. For the onetree exhibition, Simon created a bowl, entitled 'Wish, Hope, Dream, Everything'. Simon is the author of "Woodburning with Style."