ReuVera's Wood burning's as Custom Art and Gifts for Sale.


Pyrography means "writing with fire" and it is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather. Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic method using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.


My hobby since I was a child

I started wood burning pictures when I was in middle school. That time everything was scarce in Soviet country. We didn't even hear about wood burning tools. My first wood burner was a simple magnifying glass. I was wood burning only in summer on nice sunny days. My neighbor called this "drawing with sun rays". It was a really magic feeling- catching a sunray, focusing it in a dot and dragging this dot to make a sketch. Then later I bought a simple electric wood burner with one stationary tip. All my wood burnings were either given away as gifts, or just left behind when we emigrated from the Soviet Union. Not long ago one of my youth friends sent me a picture of a picture I made for her 25 years ago. Here is this picture, called "Time".

I made lots of pictures since

Since then I was wood burning from time to time, but I got back to this hobby recently with full attention. I like to burn pictures on different types of wood, but my favorites are basswood and soft maple (sycamore).

Here I am going to show some of my works. I will appreciate if somebody can give me a feed back, as I am contemplating to start wood burning pictures for sale.

ReuVera's woodburnings© used in this hub CANNOT be used anywhere by anyone else.

You can check some of my works also here.

Sea Theme

Cowboy and Horses Theme

Maple tree cuts

Nature is a great source for inspiration.


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

Your work is fantastic and I am a fan for sure. Now I have to go back and look at all you have done, uo close and prrsonal. Hope you keep writing. You will be hearing a lot from me. C.S. Alexis

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ReuVera 8 years ago from USA Author

C.S.Alexis, thank you very much for your attention. I am a Pyrographoholic for sure. I'm looking forward to hearing a lot from you!

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA


You are an amazing artist to come up with a wood burning technique on your own as a kid. I never would have thought of doing something like that, which shows on resourceful people are when they have little to work with. Your pieces are amazing. Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful picture. C.S. Alexis recommended your hub, so I just had to come and see.

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ReuVera 8 years ago from USA Author


thank you for visitting and leaving such a kind comment. Wood burning with a magnifying glass is a challenge. You have to be very carefull and gentle, if I can say so, as you have to move the magnifying glass slow, adjusting the focus constantly. It was also a good experience in science, learning how sun can work. From time to time one of my friends would try to focuse a sun ray on his skin, it was funny to watch them jump suddenly, when sun was biting them! Also it was a challenge to find pieces of wood to burn on. Usually I was taking something from a trash, like old parcel's covers. I lived in a city, not many possibilities to find wood.

My special thanks to C.S.Alexis for the refferal. I appreciate it very much.

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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Very good job, I mean art.


I would like to buy if I have a chance.

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Milla Mahno 7 years ago from Florida

They are so cool! I just love them :)

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ReuVera 7 years ago from USA Author

Milla, thank you for visiting. I'm very glad that you loved my works, i'll be adding more.

Vladimir, thank you too. Let me know if you are interested in something particular, we can arrange it:)

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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Looking again, this art is beautiful.

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I would love to see all of them but all of the pics are not showing up, the first one is absolutely beautiful so I will click on the backlink and check them out. :)

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Checked them out, they are magnificent I especially loved the lighthouse and the sea! Beautiful just beautiful, I am bookmarking this page. :)

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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you, AEvans for your visit and nice comment. I am doing lots of wood burnings now. It is a pleasure. My son made a site for me too.

vick 6 years ago

wow, good job! you are a real artist. keep on doing this.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

ReuVera, I can thank FB for me finding you here on Hubpages and seeing your truly beautiful works of Art. This is one media I have not tried as yet but you are inspiring me to have a go .

I have become an instant fan and thumbs up to the great Hub :-)

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

Revisiting this Hub after 6 months and I'm kicking it on Twitter I think it is awesome!

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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA Author

agvulpes, thank you so much! You are very nice to twitt my hub. I appreciate it.

I enjoy doing my wood burnings.

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WoodsmensPost 6 years ago from Arizona

Awesome great works of art. I have been a member of a yahoo group called uniting_pyrographers over 700 members for about 4 years now under the name woodrowdawn. If your not a member please come and join us its free and you get to meet and share with others your work. Great HUB nice to meet you I'm a follower now. :) Have a great day!!!

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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you, WoodsmenPost! I will check on the site you advised! I am a member of The Woodburner and FineArtsAmerica, I didn't know about woodrowdawn, going to check it right away!

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cameciob 6 years ago

Vera, you are a great artist. Your characters are so vivi. I like the snowman, and the pumpkins and the train. But most of all I like the cat that's above the snowman. I'll be visiting your site too. Good luck.

Rated up and voted.

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ReuVera 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you, Camelia! And btw, the little man that sits by the cat is a Russian "domovoi", a fictional character who is said to live in homes and protecting them from outside bad forces, but making small mischiefs inside, just to tease the owners.

Sandy D.  5 years ago

I just love your art, its fascinating and it brings back memories of my brothers and their woodburning sets that Santa would have a nice mixture of whimsical, animals and scenery...I adore the intricacy of the have a wonderful favorites are the cowboys on horses and i LOVE the train engine

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ReuVera 5 years ago from USA Author

Hi, Sandy D. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I'd wish I had more time and inspiration for my hobby nowadays. I don't do much new works, but I still have some of the old ones for sale. Contact me if you are interested.

iron doors 5 years ago

very beautiful. Artisist.

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