# Indian pottery and pyrography

 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 | 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.

## Part 2: The segmented turning

06-04-2018 03:09 PM by | 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.

## Part 3: Drawing the pattern

06-04-2018 10:05 PM by | 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.

## Part 4: Starting the pyrography

06-05-2018 02:28 PM by | 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.

## Part 5: More burning

06-06-2018 02:54 PM by | 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.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.