For the burning, Lars uses both an open flame, typically a propane torch, and a super-charged wood-burner made from an old battery charger. He uses the torch to char entire pieces, while using the wood-burner to more locally sculpt and shape accents, followed by brushing to remove the charred wood and ash and add to the texture.
In this demonstration, he will talk about the best woods to burn and grain planning, then he'll turn a small hollow form, texturing it by charring the body, and sculpting the rim. Lars will conclude with finishing techniques for burned pieces, showing how oil, dye, wax and paint can enhance the burned texture.
We hope you will join us Thursday evening April 8th for this informative demonstration of this unique technique.