About Pyrography & Woodworking Author Lora S. Irish

Best Selling Author

Lora has always had a deep appreciation for the arts. Her mother is an oil painter who operated a ceramic and crafts studio for 20 years.

Author Lora S. Irish

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist’s Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 500,000 copies of Irish’s books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.

In 1999, Lora submitted Landscapes in Relief to Fox Chapel Publishing. Th at book marked the beginning of a continuing series of more than 11 titles published with Fox Chapel, all of them top-sellers. In addition to her skills in pattern drafting, Lora discovered early on that she really enjoys teaching. The step-by-step tutorials offered in her books help carvers reach new levels with their own art, but she was looking for a deeper level of connection.

Best Sellers

Scroll Saw Wildlife Projects

Scroll Saw Wildlife Projects

28 Favorite Projects & Patterns
Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects

Landscape Pyrography Techniques & Projects

A Beginner’s Guide to Burning by Layer for Beautiful Results
Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters

Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters

Essential Methods with Acrylics, Oils, and More

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Lora fondly recalls watching her father carve as a child, and in fact, learned the art of woodcarving at her father’s bedside.