Pyrographic prints


Made in conjunction with the 'Life Circuits' glass pieces, these prints are burnt into paper and textile scrolls and sheets. Glass 'rollers' are first blown and then carved into using diamond wheels, engraving drill, or sandblasted. The rollers are then re-heated in the hotshop and rolled directly onto the materials to burn the relief pattern onto the surfaces. The process is not exact as the temperature of the glass has to be judged along with the flammability of the materials. Too hot and the paper will burn through, too cold and the glass may crack.

Once the patterns are burnt into the materials, some pieces are worked on further using abstract but codified symbols and lines in ink, or have embroidered details added to them.