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Pyrographic Artists And Websites Worth Checking Out For Creative Inspiration

Updated on January 8, 2016
Mixed media, pyrographics on driftwood with acrylic by artist C.S. Alexis
Mixed media, pyrographics on driftwood with acrylic by artist C.S. Alexis

Places To Explore

The craft of woodburning also known as pyrographics has been around for quite some time.There is a certain element to this craft that is mysterious and alluring. If you have ever found yourself the subject of this gravity you will be inspired by many of the websites and artist I will mention in this article. The next stop about the History Of Pyroraphy. There you will find a brief rundown on woodburning and other art forms. Another website that offers a little more detail on the subject is linked here. Do a little research by checking out both of these sites. I know you will find them interesting and useful. The more you read the more you will want to read. That will lead you to working and developing your own pyrographic skills.

Notable Artists Who Take This Craft To The Extreme

There are ways to think about the craft of woodburning that start with the boyscout who is trying to earn a badge for achievement and, continue with artists who want to express themselves with a different medium. This craft has been around for a while and runs a gamut of style and quality that is unsurpassed by these modern day artists.

Listed below are some top pyrographic artists for you to take a gander at. They are in no particular order, just highly skilled and notable. They are an inspiration to this craft and lend merit beyond the boyscout. Most will find these artist's work awesome and sometimes unbelievable.There is no way for me to cover every pyro-artist, but these folks definitely have much to share.

The Artistic Ladies First

Dawn Southworth This woman jumps off the traditional path with a flare all her own. She takes the craft and applies her skills with mixed media that is both inventive an appealing. Check it out here.

Some Of The Male Gender are doing with this craft turned art form.

Erik Brush Pyrographics is just one of many mediums he delves in. His style is out of the ordinary and better seen than written about. When you get done there be sure to view the work of this guy.

David Krieder has a magic touch with the hot pen. His work is gentle, soft, mystical and magic all folded in to a gifted man's hands. The women who are often subject of his work look so good they almost dare you to keep gazing. This site is well worth a long viewing.When you return you will want to take a look at my last pick. He is by far not the least. The artwork created by

Peter Savo who was born in South Africa, covers much more than wildlife.

The Inspiration From Others

No artist starts out as a master. It takes years of practice and study to develop and achieve all that you would like in any profession. The thing about working in the art field is that no art form has exacting guidelines. Art is truly an experiment in self expression. This article was written with the idea of giving anyone interested in pyrographics an open end field trip into the world of pyrographic artists who have pursued the craft to outstanding achievements. I hope that it can be an inspiration to all who read it.

You might also want to read another article I wrote about woodburning. It gives you some ideas on how to get started. I have written several articles you might consider viewing also. These can be located by typing in the word pyrography or the word woodburning on my profile page. Read, enjoy and good luck with your craft. Feel free to contact me at any time. C.S. Alexis


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    • Earl S. Wynn profile image

      Earl S. Wynn 7 years ago from California

      Very nice! I have to say that I am thoroughly addicted to pyrography at this point, so its great to see a hub that is so darn inspiring! Keep up the good work! :D

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

      Reu, I can do that just give me a couple of weeks to get back in NV and settled from vacationing.

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      ReuVera 7 years ago from USA

      I think you should. His works are amazing.

      Are you going to write about your humble fella-hubbers pyro-manics too? (hint, hint... eyes on the ground...)

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      C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana


      I will be writing another article about pyro-manics (HAHA)in the near future. Maybe I could include Dino in the article. What do you think?

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      ReuVera 7 years ago from USA

      I would like to add another name. A great artist definitely worth checking- Dino (Dimitru) Muradian.

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Peggy W

      Thank you for coming to read and comment. This is a great hobby. I have been doing it for over 30 years and honestly think it can be addictive. Hunting wood is something I do by habit now. I am always on the lookout for new pieces of wood to work on. You should give it a try, it is very much like drawing but you can not erase.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a terrific hub! Woodburning is something that I have not done but it looks like it would be so much fun. Finding the special pieces of wood would also be a pleasant undertaking. I also like your lizard.

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      Erik Brush 8 years ago

      Dear C.S. Alexis,

      Thank you very much for the kind review. One of my friends had seen it while conducting a web search and mentioned to have a quick read. It is appreciated and was considerate of you to include me among these many talented pyrographic artists. Take care and have a fantastic day! Cheers.

      - Erik

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      I've heard of woodburning but never seen many works before until now with your hubpage, it seems like a great thing to do or get into if sketching and drawing with pencils isn't for you!

      I once saw this artist in town and he burnt an image of Elvis into to this piece of wood in under ten minutes, it takes some skill but with practice comes patience!!

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Constant Walker,

      Glad you took a look and thanks for dropping in. C.S.

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Good stuff! I think this would be fun. Such a creative art form. The artists are amazing!

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana


       I am happy to hear you are taking the kids out to pick up wood. I think this is great education for them in a very informal way. Good for you! C.S.


      Winter is coming, not that it plays the big card for your location like it does here in the north. Maybe you will find cooler days to work with the woodburner. You could take it outside on a nice day. I like to work outside. Thanks for reading here. C.S.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      C.S. Another great hub. I love your driftwood lizard. Just last weekend my granddaughters and I collected a whole slew of future treasures. All our driftwood finds are sitting in the garage drying. I need to clean them up and play with them soon so I can find their 'inner beings'.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I need to get back into doing woodburning. I have not done it since I made a hub about it back in January, but I love it when I do it. I even made a group for woodburning on Flickr and a few people have joined. They are so good and I feel like I am learning from some of the pictures they post on there. Thanks for all the resources on pyrography and I will be checking these out.