90mins over sunset compressed into 1… #pyrography
A privilege to work on this lovely instrument built by the immensely talented Luthier Mr Stephen McClenaghan – who can now be found at the legendary Lowden factory in Downpatrick. Looking forward to hearing how it sounds. #guitar #pyrography #hand built #instrument #dragon
Two of my latest wood burnings, some lovely moody watercolour and ink trees and two of my favourite Angel Feathers now for sale at the gorgeous Kingfisher Craft Gallery. It is a real delight to have my work alongside such illustrious company. Do pop down and take a look if … Continue reading
Two pieces submitted for Exhibition at ‘All Wrapped Up’ exhibition at Lisburn Island Centre The exhibition will take place in the Community Arts Walkway at ISLAND Arts Centre opening 4th Dec 2015 until 22nd Jan 2016. Click on the images to see them larger, or see them at the exhibition :) … Continue reading
Another part of the same piece
Firewriter out again for the first time in ages this piece is growing and growing in scope and complexity #wood #pyrography #wip
Firewriter out again for the first time in ages this piece is growing and growing in scope and complexity
New pyrography in the shop. The #Firewriter strikes again:-) The last of the cards too and just three cushion covers left so take a look if you are interested :-)
Little tiny commissions - small fish - painted on the cutouts from the offcuts of guitar making.
So very proud of this picture - this is Gavin Ferris playing the Catherwood Dragon Guitar - I drew the body shape to be held and played within the engineering parameters laid down by my clever Luthier husband Dr John Catherwood. The details - our bog oak Drumlin inlay and the bridge I drew shapes for, for the headstock I designed and burned the Catherwood logo and the Dragon herself I burned onto the top of the soundboard with the #firewriter I keep going on about. Gavin played it for the first time beautifully and memorably at the Ards International Guitar Festival a few weeks ago. Lovely photo taken by the really talented Michael Barbour / 2nd Shooter.
Another woodburning just about finished. All these shots are of the one piece. #wip #pyrograpy
I dream of burning the burns of dreaming. One of my favourite places Kingfisher Craft Gallery in Killyleagh has agreed to take some of my work. It is in illustrious company, most of the stock is sourced locally, and we have such talent in the country, it’s well worth a … Continue reading
For those of you who have been following the story, the Catherwood Dragon Guitar is finished, sprayed and strung up, it sounds brilliant, and its new owner is utterly thrilled with it. A great project to work on, the design was inspired by #Gameofthrones #GoT, part of which is filmed here in Northern Ireland, and the madly talented new owner Gavin Ferris. I loved working with Gavin and the guys at Catherwood Guitars, it was a really special project. #pyrography #acoustic #guitar #art
Delighted to say that 2 of my works have been selected for the Living Local Exchange exhibition! Currently n the Back Wall Gallery, Dundonald: 27th August – 5th September then moving to the Community Arts Walkway, Lisburn: 11th September – 3rd October. This is the second piece, the wood burning called 'it was a miracle of rare device'.
My dragon burn finally finished, so the guitar goes back to the workshop @catherwoodguitars to be prepped for finishing, then bridge, tuners and strings, can’t wait to hear it, very excited. #dragon #guitar #wip #pyrography #handbuilt
My dragon burn finally finished, so the guitar goes back to the workshop @catherwoodguitars to be prepped for finishing, then bridge, tuners and strings, can't wait to hear it, very excited. #dragon #guitar #wip #pyrography #handbuilt
Burning outside today, really shows the colour of the walnut :-)
Dragon burn - day 3 #wip #pyrography #guitar #handbuilt @catherwoodguitars -
Second days burn on the Dragon Guitar @catherwoodguitars #pyrography – very rough bridge blank to show position, the sweep of the tail echoes the curve on the bridge. #wip
Second days burn on the Dragon Guitar @catherwoodguitars #pyrography - very rough bridge blank to show position, the sweep of the tail echoes the curve on the bridge. #wip
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#pyrography on walnut a new piece just started #wip
Shellac on another pyrography piece. #wip