All images are original photographs or illustrations by Ronald Newsham at Wheelhouse Art. © Ronald Newsham 2020.


Pyrography is one of my hobbies. I first used it to design a book jacket when in college. However, I haven't really thought about it until I found myself with some time on my hands after being made redundant from a long career in Graphic Design.

So, I bought a cheap pyrography tool, and set about creating some art objects. I enjoy the whole process of finding the wood, cutting to shape, sanding, burning and polishing. All the wood I use is found wood.

It s rather time consuming - a lot longer than lino-cuts, for example - but I do find it extremely relaxing and therapeutic.

Because of the size and weight of some of the objects these are currently only available to buy from The Wheelhouse Art & Pottery at Merton Abbey Mills, Wimbledon, London SW19 2RD.

Please pop-in and browse. Open from Wed - Sun, 10.30am - 4.30pm.