Fancy trying a new hobby?

Something to look forward to...

I would like to invite you to a pyrography workshop at Misty Ceramics to create your own piece of art burned onto wood.

This is an un-rushed workshop in a relaxed studio environment. if the sun is shining we'll go alfresco. No prior knowledge or art skills required.

For thousands of years pyrography has been an artform used to make ordinary, everyday objects beautiful. My aim is to ensure that you enjoy everything this fascinating, relaxing artform has to offer using wood-burning tools.

What to expect

two hour, hands on course with Karen Townsend.

Spend the first part of the session finding out about pyrography, share ideas and connect with your inner artist. We can think about your design. If you’re unsure then I can offer advice. You will learn about the wood burning tool, use of temperature control to create different effects, how to transpose designs. You will also learn how to hold the pen, the correct strokes and pressure to apply.

There are demonstration pieces for you to practice on before crafting  your design. Pick an item to work on. I have a range of boxes, plaques, spoons, boards for you to choose from (there’s a small nominal price to cover the cost of the wooden item you choose)

Tracing paper /graphite paper is available if you're unsure of drawing free-hand.

If you wish to, you can complete your masterpiece using watercolours or acrylics, and then we'll seal your work so that it remains beautiful once you take it home. 

You will leave the studio with your own unique keepsake… and a new skill!

What you need to bring

  • Your desire to learn and have fun!

  • You may wish to wear old clothing. wood burning does get a bit smoky…

  • A drink/snack if you wish

  • Any projects or ideas which may inspire you


  • Morning Session       10am – 12pm

  • Afternoon Session    1pm – 3pm


  • One person  -  £35 per session

  • Two people  -  £60 per session (£30 per person)

  • 3,4 or 5 people  -  £75, £100 or £125 per session (£25 per person)

(plus cost of final wooden piece. Prices range from £1.50 to £15 depending on the item chosen)



Simply send a contact form via the wesbite or send an email directly to mistyceramics@gmail.com, then I will reply to you and we can arrange a mutually convenient date. I haven't published specific dates because we all have different commitments and I prefer to be as flexible as possible. 


The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult for the duration of the workshop and must not be left unattended during the session.

I would kindly request payment upon booking to secure the workshop:

Either a bank transfer or you can pay cash/contactless here at the studio.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the workshop is scheduled. 

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, even if it's mild, you should stay at home, we would appreciate it if you could postpone visiting us until you are feeling better.

To reschedule a booking, please call me on 07771 598893

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