Indian pottery and pyrography

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Blog series by Julian updated 06-06-2018 02:54 PM 5 parts 3871 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: The design

06-04-2018 03:04 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

I like to draw out the full sized shape on paper. From this drawing I take my measurements and perform all the necessary calculations Next, I decide on the pyrography design. This pattern was from a YouTube video by Ellen Walters. I practice the design on paper to ensure I know how to draw it correctly.

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Part 2: The segmented turning

06-04-2018 03:09 PM by Julian | 4 comments »

I decided to make this turning from cherry. The cherry get a little darker with age but the pyrography should easily stand out. The piece is approximately 11” in diameter and 8” tall. 16 segments per ring.

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Part 3: Drawing the pattern

06-04-2018 10:05 PM by Julian | 3 comments »

I did some math to determine how many pattern repetitions would fit and look good on this turning. The magic number was 26. I drew a gird pattern and then began drawing the pattern. I used some clear, flexible plastic as a ruler to help draw around the curvature. Drawing on a curved surface can be challenging.

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Part 4: Starting the pyrography

06-05-2018 02:28 PM by Julian | 2 comments »

With the pattern all drawn in pencil it is much easier to burn the lines.I used a skew tipped pyrography pen. The straight edge on the pen tip helps burn a straight line.

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Part 5: More burning

06-06-2018 02:54 PM by Julian | 5 comments »

The wood burning can be a slow and tedious process but the results are worth the effort in my opinion. This will be the final post for this blog. I have a little more work to do on this pattern but will post in the projects section when it is completed.

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