Thursday, December 16, 2010


Also known as pokerwork, pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. Fascinated by the mysterious beauty and power of fire, African tribesmen have practised this ancient art of woodburning since the dawn of time.

Check out these astounding creations of artists Tia Flores, Lute Vink and Julie Bender.

Tia Flores - Pyrographic calabaza sculptures

Nevadan Tia Flores uses the calabaza to express her diverse heritage and spiritual beliefs. More pics here.

Luke Vink
Luke Vink's choice of canvas is cowhide


Julie Bender

Julie Bender's burning passion is portrayed on wood.

"As I ‘paint with heat,’ I feel a certain parallel between the wild and natural spirits that embody my subjects and the organic and distinctively unforgiving nature of my medium." - Julie Bender



Pam said...

The sculptures are amazing! Love the Africa one

Mom et al said...

Wow. It blows me away how talented humans can be. Thanks for sharing!

blueviolet said...

I think Tia Flores is my favorite of those you've shown!

Laurie Harrison said...

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Raven said...

Those are exquisite! I like them all.

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thewovenspoke said...

Fantastic and wonderful pieces of art.

Suertemom said...

Wow! So beautiful! I'm your newest follower. I'd love a follow back. Thanks!

Annette Piper said...

How incredible! It constantly amazes me how you keep finding all these new art forms I've never heard of!!

eof777 said...

Beautiful art work.... I like this pyrography technique. Stopped by to follow your blog from the Friend Finding Fridays blog hop... do comment/follow me back :-)
Have a Happy Holiday Season!
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Angie Goodloe said...

Very cool! I am stopping by from BMC, Love your blog design:) Angie

~ Noelle said...

no way......
this is just too neat and beautiful
thanks (as always) for sharing

The Rheinlander's said...

I love the very first pic with the there a website to buy these?

GabbyRM said...

Wow. Those are neat.

Heather said...

Thanks for the follow as well. Stopping over to visit and say hello. Love the blog.