pokerwork


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Related to pokerwork: pyrography, Wood burning

pokerwork

(ˈpəʊkəˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Art Terms) the art of decorating wood or leather by burning a design with a heated metal point; pyrography
2. (Art Terms) artefacts decorated in this way
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The introduction of the railway to Alice Springs in the late 1920s, which allowed access to the desert for artists such as Battarbee and Gardner, also established a tourist market for the Hermannsburg pokerwork plaques and water-colour paintings.
The other item is a carved goanna, or monitor lizard, the pattern being burnt into the wood with hot wires, a technique we know as pokerwork.
instead, she relies on a limited stock of facts, bright generalities and pokerwork maxims, all as familiar and well-worn as old pennies' (2008).