Welcome. I am a Pyrography artist and wood turner, living in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
This website is intended mostly to showcase my work, but also to give potential customers ideas to commission that special gift.
Most of my pyrography is commissioned directly by my customers, and the Artwork Gallery shows examples of my work.
I work mostly from photographs, which I first pencil draw on the finished wood and then pyrograph into the wood to form a permanent artwork (see 'Woodturning and Pyrography'). I can draw any subject, but I don't do people.
To commission an artwork, you should email me a hi-res jpeg. The image should show as much detail of the subject as possible. Animals need to show direction of hair/fur, any distinguishing features e.g prominent forelock on a horse, markings of a dogs coat, brickwork or distinctive architecture, indeed anything to individualise the subject (you my wish to contact me to get more information about suitable photos).
I will then select suitable wood to compliment the subject, but if you have any preference, please feel free to tell me (but please be advised, very dark wood will not work).
Any subject is suitable; animals, cars, boats and yachts, trucks, trains, trees - anything. I can arrange to travel to photograph the subject myself if necessary - indeed most of my clients prefer this, its quicker!
Cost of commissioned artwork starts from £45 (slightly bigger than A4), larger commissions cost more, as they take a lot longer, and I can get a lot more detail into the artwork. I always discuss the individual requirements with you, and the agreed price will be all inclusive. All commissioned work is subject to your approval. I can have your artwork framed for you, but as framing is a very personal taste I find most customers prefer to arrange this themselves.
If you have a particular idea or image you would like to see immortalised in wood, please feel free to contact me. Each piece is unique in every way - nobody else will have one the same!