Owl on a basswood slice

The Artist

Firestarter Pyrography, is dedicated to the fascinating and unusual art of woodburning. Here you can learn about pyrography, buy finished work and order a personalised gift designed to your own requirements. Joanne Phillips is a professionally qualified graphic designer, who began her working life as a freelance illustrator. She later worked as an Art Editor in London, designing magazines for the B.B.C, Haymarket and also the very first Big Issue. The art of pyrography was discovered at a local craft fair and after spending time developing the technique and personal style, she now successfully sells her work both locally and internationally. Joanne also gives lessons in pyrography skills, techniques and demonstrates at craft shows.

Personalised Gifts

As you browse through the galleries you will see some examples of her detailed pyrographic art on wood & leather, which are are intricate in detail and have a realistic depth of tone. Joanne accepts commissions and will happily design pieces personal to you. A wide range of subjects can be depicted including pets, wildlife, scenery, presentations and more. All of the items shown can be designed to your own requirements. They make ideal personalised gifts for birthdays, weddings, christenings and anniversaries. Also, for all budding wood burners you can find information on wood burning history, techniques, machines, books and patterns.

pyrographic art

Proud Member Of:

The Guild of Essex Craftsmen
UK Pyros
Selected British Craft Makers
Saatchi Online Gallery