Pyrography is the art or technique of using heat to create designs or burn marks on various materials, typically wood. The word “pyrography” comes from the Greek words “pyro” (meaning fire) and “graphos” (meaning writing). It involves using a heated tool or instrument, often called a pyrography pen or woodburning pen, to apply controlled heat to the surface of the material, resulting in a burnt or etched effect.
Pyrography can be used to create intricate patterns, images, or text on wooden surfaces, leather, gourds, or other suitable materials. Artists and hobbyists use different types of pyrography pens with various tips to achieve different line thicknesses and shading effects. The process requires skill, precision, and control over the heat source to achieve desired results.
Pyrography has a long history and has been practiced by various cultures around the world. Today, it remains a popular form of artistic expression and craftsmanship, allowing artists to create detailed and permanent designs on a wide range of surfaces.