E-Museum of Pyrographic Art

Hall of Special Pyrographic Art

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Richard Withers Salon

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by Richard Withers

Pyroengraving on natural wood slice with bark edges.

byRichard Withers

Pyrography on natural wood slice with bark edges.

"Love" plaque
by Richard Withers

Decorative pyrography on rectangular wood plaque

Brace of dogs
by Richard Withers

Pyrography on round wood plaque

Welsh pyrographic artist Richard Withers decided to pursue art from the age of seven. His career came about in unusual and most interesting ways, including living in Sweden for a number of years and later opening a business in 1984 at the Corris Craft Centre in Wales where he remained until 2002.

Besides his portraiture and signage for which he is well known and much sought after, Richard Withers executes some very nice landscapes, and is particularly talented at finding ways to incorporate the wood's natural grain into his compositions, such as in his work "Canen" above.

Richard very generously offered his notes on antique pyrography in the U.K. to the E-Museum. That valuable acquisition for the E-Museum was announced in the January–February 2000 Pyrograffiti. When he visited the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 2000, the report of his visit and demo for the Northern Virginia Carvers was featured in the Woodcarvers Online Magazine (May–June 2000). And in the September–October issue of Pyrograffiti that same year, the announcement of the IAPA Directors included Richard Withers as the European Director.

Richard Withers has his own web site www.richardwithers.co.uk/ that showcases his many artistic enterprises, including furniture, custom signs, commemorative plaques, portraits of people and pets, and landscapes on wood. He has done commissioned works for a great variety of clients, including Prince Charles. He is also working on a book about pyrography.

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You can return to the
Portraits and Paintings Hall
or visit one of the following:

Pyrographic Art Exhibit Halls:

Decorative and Applied Art


Traditional and Folk Art

Antique Pyrography

Children's Pyrographic Art

Special Pyrographic Art

The Book Store and E-Museum Library

Pyrography Tools and Techniques

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Last updated 5 March 2010.