Pyrography is the art of burning wood to create designs, lettering, and other images. The art of pyrography has been around for thousands of years. The word pyrography has roots in the Greek and Latin words of pyro (fire) and graphy (writing/drawing). Recent advances in technology have made it easier than ever for woodworkers, artists and hobbyists alike to create decorative plaques, signs, portraits, and more. Wood is the most popular medium for pyrography however, a variety of additional mediums may be used including gourds, leather, cork, canvas, tagua nuts, bone and paper. The craft requires relatively few tools that can be purchased separately, or in affordable kits. In this fast-paced world, it is satisfying and enlightening to watch a piece of art slowly blossom before you.
|Pyrography (Woodburning) is a safe hobby, but there are some things you can do to make it safer for you and those around you. Follow these guidelines to protect yourself and reduce the risk of fire.|
|For Personal Safety
||To Protect Your Eyes and Lungs
|To Reduce the Risk of Fire
||Stop Work Immediately if Health Issues Arise
While this seems obvious, it is paramount you stop working immediately if any of the following health issues occur: