A huge welcome to our newest member Jan Brocklehurst. Jan is a pyrography artist based in Little Eaton, Derbyshire. She is self taught, learning as she goes. Those who visited our Time & Tide exhibition may recall her wonderful ‘Happy Tides’ piece. We asked Jan to tell us more…
What do you create?
I create hand decorated wooden boards & hand turned bowls using pyrography .
Do you use eco friendly methods?
The bowls are made from fallen trees & the boards from sustainable forests.
Which is your most popular creation?
My most popular piece has been the running rabbits.
Can you tell us about the first piece you created?
My first piece was an attempt at a picture of our dog on an old wooden wine box.
Do you have a favourite piece?
My favourite piece was a beach scene, it took me several days and won first prize at the Little Eaton produce show. My daughter sold it to a lovely lady for her sons new holiday home.
Are you working on any new lines?
I work on new pieces all the time and I have been lucky enough to do some commissions in the past.
Where can your work be seen and purchased?
My daughter took some of my work with her to sell at a show she was attending at Kew Gardens in 2015 and this gave me the encouragement to book some shows for myself in 2016. I was very excited to be included in the Melbourne Arts festival and I managed to sell through a shop in Ramsey in the Isle of Man and Design 44 in Sadler gate, Derby. As well as Baked on the Strand in Derby and Leslie Hollingworth Gifts at Carsington water & Cromford studio and arts gallery.
My work can currently be seen & purchased through Cromford Studio & Art Gallery and on EcoCreate. Find Jan’s online shop here www.eco-create.co.uk/shops/jb-pyrography/
I will be at the Belper Arts Festival Trail, 30th April & 1st May and I am currently applying for other shows & trails at the moment…hoping to be part of the Melbourne Festival for a second time this year.