THE COMPLETE PYROGRAPHY by Stephen Poole (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications). This is the definitive book on pyrography. Stephen's extensive experience as a teacher and graphic artist shows in this painstakingly crafted book which reveals many "tricks of the trade". Includes a gallery of many of the UK's leading pyrographers. ISBN 0 946819 76 9 Price £15.95.

AN INTRODUCTION TO PYROGRAPHY by Stuart Grainger (Janik Publications). This handbook packs many hints and tips aimed at the beginner in its 32 pages. Copiously illustrated with not only Stuart Graingers own work, but some examples of the work of other leading pyrographers. This book covers techniques, colouring, finishing, the tools of the trade, a bibliography and a list of websites to visit. New Millennium Edition £2.50.

PYROGRAPHY HANDBOOK by Stephen Poole (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications). This is a cut down version of The Complete Pyrography. ISBN 1 86108 061 1 Price £9.95 (not available from Janik).

PYROGRAPHY DESIGNS by Norma Gregory (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications). A book of designs especially intended for pyrographers. Includes hundreds of popular images and motifs in a wide range of styles which can be customised to suit individual needs. Illustrated with some of Norma's stunning work with the G4 solid point pyrograph. ISBN 1 86108 116 2 Price £12.95.

STEP BY STEP PROJECTS for the solid point machine by Norma Gregory (Guild of Master Craftsman Publications). Norma Gregory's latest book has several projects for the solid point pyrograph including commemorative spoons and plates, pet or animal projects, various box projects, a kitchen clock with herbs and nature designs. Price £12.95.

WOODBURNING by Betty Auth. Choose from twenty attractive and functional projects from ornaments to furniture. A comprehensive book with tips on tools, colour, patterns and wood. ISBN 1 57990 135 2 Price £10.95.

INTRODUCTION TO PYROGRAPHY - THE ART OF WOODBURNING by Daniel Wright. The tools and techniques used for pyrography are amazingly simple, but they can be used to create incredible effects. Daniel Wright shares his passion for the craft, showing you how to start with basic but beautiful items, then build up the skills to produce extraordinary works of art. Extensively illustrated. 96pp. ISBN 1-903975-37-9. A practical craft book from Search Press, £12.99.


GOURD PYROGRAPHY by Jim Widess. Four artists walk you through several projects to show you the basic techniques of gourd pyrography. Learn the techniques and secrets of 50 accomplished artists who provide you with direction and inspiration. Extensively illustrated. 144pp. ISBN 0 8069 5884 7. Price $27.95 (not yet available in the UK).