Simon Easton studied a BA (Hons) degree at Manchester Metropolitan University where he studied woodturning, silversmithing and pewterware. His pewter napkin ring set was one of the MMU winners of the Pewter Live 1999 competition, and was displayed at Pewterers' Hall in London. He has won both a Precious Metals Bursary and a Grant from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in order to produce design concepts that he had developed. The common theme in Simon's work was a decorative and textural feel, often rich in embellishment or pattern.
Simon's latest book will supply you with a wide variety of projects, plus fun and useful tips that old and new burners can use. I cannot wait to burn my own variations of his ideas!* Jo Schwartz, Author of Woodburning Realistic People: Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Perfect Portraits of People *
This third work by Simon Easton is a lively book loaded with ideas for decorating one's surroundings in myriad ways using pyrography. After a good technical introduction, the author continues by providing varied, often geometric designs, for many kinds of wood pieces, and shows the pyro artists how to use those, adapt them, or even create new designs on other pieces.* Kathleen Menendez, Co-founder, International Association of Pyrographic Arts (IAPA) *
Yearn to Burn is a must read for the passionate pyrographer.* Aaron Lynn, Kindle Arts Society *
By following the impressively illustrated and thoroughly 'user friendly' instructions, even the most novice of woodburning artist can create beautiful and memorable items like Christmas tree decorations, mirrored box frames, a child's wood pencil case, a hanging leather, and more.* Midwest Book Review *
After seeing Simon transform some very basic craft store items, like picture frames and leather sheets, into unique and functional art, it will spark your desire to try them. Plus the next time you're at the craftstore, you might look at the items in a whole new light.* PyrographyMadeEasy.com *