A Burning Desire – Peter Drewett, Pyrographer

Last week I shot a job for Pyrographer, Peter Drewett. Peter lives in Wells Crossing, just South of Grafton. Pyrography, literally “drawing with fire”, is the art of burning into wood, leather, even paper to create an image or design.


Peter is nearing the completion of a 3 year project, creating 100 decorated walking sticks. The majority of the sticks are sourced from the old Nashi pear orchard on Peter’s secluded property. In the past Peter’s work has featured in the National Gallery and he hopes his 100 sticks will sell as a collection. Here’s a little taster of some of his works …. hopefully and exhibition catalogue and magazine article to follow

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Mike is CEO of ShelterBox Australia, a ShelterBox Response Team member and photographer, based in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
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3 Responses to A Burning Desire – Peter Drewett, Pyrographer

  1. Pingback: Pyrography Article Published in Outback Magazine | MikeGreenslade's Blog

  2. Janis Heasley says:

    I had the opportunity to go over to Australia and spend 17 days with this very talented man in the early 2000’s. He is truly a wonderful man with a talent and love for art. His work takes my breath away. I was fortunate enough to leave Australia with two of his pieces for me and one for each of my family members. I cherish them. Each and every one of them has a story behind them and I hold them close to my heart. This man is amazing and a complete joy to watch while he is working. Keep up the good work Peter. Until we meet again. – – Janis

    • I totally agree Janis, Peter’s work and story is inspirational. It was a privilege to meet him and we remain friends with an interest in each other’s work. Thanks for your comment.

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