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to the Exhibit of

Maud Maude's
February 1892 article

"The Art of Pyrography or Poker-Work—No. 2"
in The Delineator Magazine

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The Art of Pyrography or Poker-Work—No. 2
by Mrs. Maud Maude

Adapted from The Delineator Magazine, February 1892, pp. 149–151.
The Butterick Publishing Co., London & New York

Mrs. Maud Maude's February 1892 article displayed here is the second in a series of three she did for the Delineator magazine. It offers instruction and a nice selection of conventional patterns, especially borders, for the student to use in learning how to use the Vulcan pyrography tool and its platinum points. Although the instructions address beginners in many cases, they are quite in depth for the uninitiated. It seems likely that most students would have read them with the intent of afterwards seeking a classroom situation where a teacher could provide the step-by-step guidance required. William Freeman, the illustrator for Maud Maude's book and presumably for these articles, had his own studio and gave pyrography classes there and in his students' homes, if they wished. Maud Maude's article series gives a general idea of what would be entailed in undertaking pyrography and thus offers encouragement for the prospective students to purchase the pyrography tool, the Maud Maude book, and seek out a teacher.

If you have either any questions to ask or any additional information to offer on this article or other articles or works by Maud Maude, please e-mail the E-Museum Curator.

You are leaving the exhibit of
Maud Maude's
February 1892 article
"The Art of Pyrography or Poker-Work—No. 2."

You can go on to read her

March 1892 article (No. 3),
or return to the January 1892 article (No. 1),
or the Pyrography Tools and Techniques Hall

or continue on your tour to one of the following:

Pyrographic Art Exhibit Halls:

Antique Art

Portraits and Paintings

Decorative and Applied Art


Folk and Traditional Art

Children's Pyrographic Art

Special Pyrographic Art

The Book Store and E-Museum Library

Pyrography Tools and Techniques

Your questions and comments are welcome and appreciated. Please e-mail the E-Museum Curator.

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19 January 2010. Last updated 3 April 2010.