Internet Resources for Burn Artists:
SUE WALTERS: Sue sells pyrographic tools on her site, and has published several best-selling books on pyrography. Based in Australia, she may help regarding purchasing tools outside North America.
LORA IRISH: Lora is an amazing artist of various genres, and generously offers free line art patterns from her library of thousands of beautiful designs. She also has several helpful tutorials for burn artists.
WALNUT HOLLOW: They are probably the number one producer of quality woodburning surfaces, specializing in basswood and birch (preferred by most burn artists), and pine (less expensive, but adequate).
PYROGRAPHY MAGAZINE: Published by Fox Chapel (publishers of some of the best books on pyrography), Pyrography is an annual magazine from the good folks who bring you Woodcarving Illustrated and other quality woodworking resources. Here you’ll find inspiration, instruction, and ideas.
WOODCRAFT STORES: This large chain of woodworking stores may have the largest selection of pyrographic tools, with a wide variety of brands and accessories. And with stores in most American states, it is convenient to see the tools yourself, and ask questions from store employees.
CREATIVE FIRE BLOG: Articles from my own blog about pyrographic tips, tools, and techniques. Check back occasionally to see what new articles are added to the list.
WIKIPEDIA/PYROGRAPHY: The online encyclopedia has a good summary of pyrographic technique, tools, and a short history of the medium, along with some good examples of the art.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE BURN-ARTISTS (in random order):
- Tilia Holmes (UK)
- Cate McCauley (Rhode Island, USA)
- Deborah Pompano (Virginia, USA)
- Dylan Stewart (Maine, USA)
- Jo Schwartz (Kansas, USA)
- Lora Irish (Maryland, USA)
- Michele Parsons (North Carolina, USA)
- Selahattin Olceroglu (Turkey)
- Simon Easton (UK)
- Sue Walters (Australia)
- Julie Bender (Colorado, USA)
- Carlo Proietto (Italy)
- Alex Peter (Nigeria)