Open House News

Open House News

Although we have very much enjoyed hosting our Open House and Woodworking Show for the past three years, we have decided to cancel the show. Our guests, artists, and vendors loved the event, but it is expensive and time consuming to host a show of that quality and, unfortunately, we […]

by August 26, 2016 0 comments Features

A Note to Our Readers and Customers

A Note to Our Readers & Customers: We have received confirmation that All American Crafts, the publisher of Carving Magazine, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Woodturning, and many other magazines, has closed its doors. We at Fox Chapel Publishing have always respected our colleagues at AAC and enjoyed our friendly competition; we will miss their […]

by August 12, 2014 0 comments Features
Painterly Pyrography

Painterly Pyrography

Selahattin Olceroglu is working on an ambitious project. Several years ago the retired Turkish industrial designer and interior architect set himself the task of recreating 20 Old Istanbul engravings in pyrography. “When the collection will be completed, it will be a unique and very impressive pyrographic collection to challenge with […]

by April 30, 2012 0 comments Features
Deborah Pompano: In Her Own Words

Deborah Pompano: In Her Own Words

Deborah Pompano brings a lifetime of experience to her pyrographic projects.   Every so often an artist has so much to say and says it so well that, rather than try to write an article about her, I simply hand her the metaphorical microphone. I hope you enjoy this visit […]

by March 26, 2012 0 comments Features
Pyrography 2012

Pyrography 2012

The new issue of Pyrography is available now from Fox Chapel Publishing! Meet woodburning artists, visit a museum exhibit, learn two techniques for drafting patterns and five ways to add color to your work, refresh some basic skills, and put it all together with more than a dozen great new […]

by March 9, 2012 0 comments Features
Danette Smith's "Eagle Territory" is one of many woodburned artworks in the 20th Century Pyrographers exhibit in Andrews, N.C.

Pyrography Exhibit

  The first international all-pyrography exhibit is taking place now at the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, N.C. Called “20th Century Pyrographers,” the exhibit began in early June and continues through August 27, 2011. Danette Smith is a pyrographer and one of the artists featured in the exhibit. She has […]

by July 27, 2011 0 comments Features
For this drum, Lora burned both the gourd and its leather face. She notes that leather is especially easy to burn.

Multi Media

There doesn’t seem to be a medium that Lora Irish hasn’t mastered or a technique she hasn’t tried. She’s literally written the book on pyrography, three styles of wood carving, scroll sawing, tattoo artistry, and copper jewelry making. Lora draws, paints, sculpts, and scrapbooks. She’s recently become interested in gourds. […]

by May 13, 2011 0 comments Features
Si decorated these napkin rings with simple daisy designs and patterned borders, made by pressing different tip shapes into the wood.

Burning Outside the Box

Given that Simon Easton calls his pyrographic art “Wood Tattoos,” it seems natural that he cites television tattoo maven Kat von D among his inspirations. It is surprising, however, that this talented artist has been developing his unique style of woodburning for just four years. Si’s background is in art—he […]

by April 11, 2011 0 comments Features

Charity Quilt to Benefit Japan Relief

Members of three of Fox Chapel Publishing’s message boards, PyrographyOnline, Woodcarving Illustrated, and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts are joining together as a group to create charity quilts. Members are burning, carving, or scrolling designs onto 4″ x 4″ squares that will be joined together to create a beautiful and eclectic quilt. […]

by March 17, 2011 0 comments Features
Winter Birdhouse Woodburning Tutorial – First Steps

Winter Birdhouse Woodburning Tutorial – First Steps

Editor’s Note: This tutorial was originally posted on the Woodcarving Illustrated message board. We have adapted it for display here however this was first created as posts to the WCI message board.  The COMPLETE tutorial has been added to the PyrographyOnline.com message board. I thought that I would do a […]

by November 4, 2010 0 comments Features