Definition of pyrography in English:



mass noun
  • The art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.

    ‘craft supplies for pyrography’
    Also called pokerwork in Britain
    as modifier ‘the scenes are detailed with a pyrography pen’
    • ‘Pictured is Beryl displaying two items of pyrography.’
    • ‘Arnold, formerly a designer in the textile industry, now employs his artistic skills in pyrography.’
    • ‘An enthusiast, she has also developed a specialty in that she uses pyrography as part of the finished woodwork they offer.’
    • ‘We also have a chest of tools and do some pyrography, burning images into wood, and we also do woodturning.’
    • ‘Anyway, pyrography is really only ‘poker work.'’
    • ‘Soderberg remarks that there is a close link between musical instruments and art, including painting, sculpture, and pyrography.’