Wild Wood – Pyrography Patterns for Homewares with Lee Borthwick – 8th & 9th October 2022

Wild Wood - Pyrography with Lee Borthwick

I am hugely excited to be welcoming wood sculptor Lee Borthwick for a two-day relaxing foray into the art of pyrography. Suitable for beginners, the workshop explores a range of drawing techniques and wild patterns using the wood burning pen and English woods. The workshop concludes with the creation of your own presentation platter and bowl to take home and cherish.

Take home:-
A range of samples one coaster
one board
one bowl
A tin of wood butter

On day one we will look at the range of applications for pyrography, create tactile natural samples and develop designs from nature (as well as getting fiery with a blowtorch). We will delve into the world of timbers, how to select the best wood for your work and aftercare.

After an evening of reflection, we will begin the day preparing designs, rough sketches and selecting the best tips to adorn our beech chopping board and bowl with. We will allow two hours in the morning for the completion of the chopping board.
The afternoon will be spent adorning the bowl which I will provide guidance and creative suggestions for in working on the curve. you will have the option to create matching tableware or two completely different designs.

Additional exercises will be on hand where students may work faster than planned. I do not plan the day to be overly full should students want longer to work on their tableware as it is a very mindful and meditative technique.

About Lee Borthwich

Scots born artist, Lee Borthwick is known for her signature aesthetic combining sustainably felled wood and precision cut mirror, a striking hybrid that led to the creation of her Mirror Tapestries in 2009 and an international clientele. Alongside artworks and exterior installations, Lee’s studio has been producing and collaborating on an evolving range of sculptural tableware since 2011. Her tableware collections combine wild designs, ethically-sourced timber and a unique approach to pyrography.

Lee’s work has been stocked by Anthropologie, The Conran Shop, Chariots on Fire and Fortnum and Masons. Recent projects include exhibiting at ‘Craft by Residency’ with Future Icons and an ongoing outdoor collaboration with Liquid Art Systems in Capri. Lee received a BA(Hons) in Textile Design from Grays School of Art in 2006 and an MA in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2008. She lives and works in North East London.

£200- 2 day workshop . includes all materials & refreshments
10 - 4.30

please bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two Cafes on site as well as an award winning farm shop.

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