free-hand pyrography art, custom home décor, and gifts

Brighton, United Kingdom · 115 Sales


free-hand pyrography art, custom home décor, and gifts

Brighton, United Kingdom 115 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Jes Hooper

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• PRINT SALE • Limited edition signed pointillism seahorse print
• PERSONAL | BESPOKE | CHIC • Rustic wooden place names
• BESPOKE | RUSTIC | OAK • Tiered wedding cake stand
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Free hand pyrography by Jes Hooper

Hi and welcome to my etsy shop!

My name is Jes, and I am a freehand pyrography artist based in Brighton, on the south coast of England.

What is pyrography? Pyrography is an art process whereby the surface cells of wood are burned with hot wire to permanently colour the material without the need for toxic paints or varnishes. It is a very eco-friendly art form, which can be mistaken for lazer art- but I as a freehand artist, I burn all my items by hand.

I specialise in pointillism on oak, a very labour intensive art style that involves burning thousands upon thousands of dots which become blurred in the viewer's eye forming detailed images. For my large wall art I am heavily inspired by animal behaviour, which until recently has been my academic and professional background. I am also influenced by nature, folklore, and my own experiences of travelling, and produce many smaller art pieces which incorporate these themes.

I personally select each piece of timber based upon it's grain, shape, and bark. I source wood locally in Sussex, working with local timber mills and tree surgeons to take on surplus pieces that would otherwise go to waste.

Here in my etsy shop you will find many different items made from many different trees, all hand selected, shaped, sanded, burned, and sealed by hand. Each is unique with no two pieces ever being the aspect of my work that I really love. When I'm not scouting the Sussex Downs for materials or working in my studio, you will always find me outside roving around with my old lurcher "Dylan".

I hope you enjoy looking at my items, please see my website for commission examples.


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  • Jes Hooper

    Owner, Artist

    I am a pyrography artist specialising in oak pointillism. Inspired by nature and traditional folklore, all my art is produced free hand. I select all my wood locally in Sussex, reusing unique timber that would otherwise go to waste.

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  • Tin Dogs Fine Art Printers

    Brighton, England

    Tin Dogs Fine Art bespoke giclee printers specialise in high-end art creation and replication. Tin Dogs have produced prints for various art publishers and galleries including the Tate and the National Portrait Gallery, and are thus well versed in providing the highest quality fine art prints.

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I upgrade my postage options?

Yes. Unless specifically requested, all items are dispatched by Royal Mail (UK) 2nd class or Parcel Force (Int). To upgrade your postal option to either 1st class, signed for, next day, or tracked, contact me and I will amend the postage fees for you.

Custom and personalised orders

If you have a design, quote, or personal message you would like me incorporate into one of my pieces, or you would like something completely bespoke please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible with a quote. I do love a challenge!

Need inspiration? You can see example of previous one-off custom orders in the shop section of my website: