About

Petra is the heart, mind, and soul behind Pyrography Academy. She lives in Central Virginia with a partner, 1 dog, 1 cat, and her youngest son. She is a former mental health therapist, an author, artist of pyrography, crochet, and the occasional painting and life + business coach/consultant at The Rebels Den.

It all started when…

Petra started designing her own macrame jewelry and thought it would be really cool to create your own wood beads back in 2005. She fell in love with pyrography and the rest is history as they say.

Our Story

Over the years, I’ve gone through all of the ups and downs you can imagine. From the highs of creating a new masterpiece with wood and my wood-burning pen… …to the self-criticism and doubts to hearing strangers they’d wish they could do that and then creating the life I want, doing what I love. There are some people that can’t wrap their minds around it all but there’s something special about artists that keeps on creating because it is doing what we love that brings us the most joy!

Our Mission

I want to give people the space where we come together to create amazing things with wood and the pyrography pen – and the occasional color too. Whether you are just beginning in this journey, or already have some excellent skills but know there is always room for improvement.

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