What is pyrography?

Pyrography is the formal name for a form of art made from burning wood.  Modern pyrography is done with an electrically heated stylus.  Different tips attached to the stylus allow the artist to vary shading, intensity and level of detail in a similar way to how a painter may use different sizes of brushes or a pencil artist may use a variety of leads.

Natasha often uses pyrography to complement the natural grain of wood, adding complex shading and texture to her artwork.