Woodburning (Pyrography) Art

This style of woodworking is called woodburning or pyrography.  It is the art or process of burning a design or lettering usually on wood or leather with the use of a electrical woodburning tool.  These tools are made by various manufacturers who also sell a wide variety of tips that the artist uses to create different effects in their design.  The most common wood used is basswood, however most wood surfaces can be woodburned on.

Some woodburning artist leave their woodburning art "raw" without adding any addition color other than the shading that can be done with various burning tips and heating temperatures.  Other artists add color creating other effects using colored pencils, acrylic, oil and watercolor paints.  Generally once the artist has completed their woodburning piece, a sealer is applied to protect the surface and seal the woodburning.