Date(s) - Wed 23rd Aug, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

Abriachan Forest Trust, Abriachan, , IV3 8LB

Are you care experienced and aged 14-30?

Join sculptor Lee Borthwick for a day learning the art of pyrography!

Suitable for beginners, this workshop explores drawing and mark making using the wood burning pen and a mix of british hardwoods, cork, papers and other organic matter. We will look at the range of applications for pyrography, learn how to translate designs onto wood, create tactile natural samples and get experimental with a blow torch.

You will complete the day by designing your own cheese board to take home.

An affordable, mindful and very accessible craft, Pyrography is a great hobby and gentle introduction to woodworking without the need to use sharp tools and machinery.

Please e-mail any enquiries to Jon and Vicky at:


Or you can call the Creativity and Care team on: 01463 592828


  • Lunch
  • A range of natural woods and materials to draw on.
  • Beech chopping board.
  • A tin of wood butter.
  • Dust masks.



Lee's headshot. Lee is a white woman with light hair tied back off her face. She wears blue square rimmed glasses and has a friendly smile. Her arms are crossed, and she is wearing a navy jumper with purple cuffs rolled up by her elbows, with a sky blue patterned buff around her neck.Scots born, London based artist Lee Borthwick is known for her signature aesthetic combining ethically sourced pieces of tree and precision cut mirror. This striking and symbiotic pairing of materials led to the creation of her Mirror Tapestries in 2009 and brought her a reputation for crafting emotive sculptural works that blend in and out of the natural landscape. Borthwick’s studio also produces collections of sculptural tableware. The collections combine English hardwoods with wild designs using a unique approach to pyrography, which Borthwick also now teaches.

Borthwick completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in Constructed Textiles (2008) after studying Textiles at Grays School of Art. Borthwick’s wall hangings and artworks are in private collections worldwide with recent commissions going to Australia, the Balearics. and the USA Her tableware has been stocked with The Conran Shop, Chariots on Fire in LA and Fortnum and Masons. Most recently she collaborated with VaRa Garden Design on sculptures for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022. Lee Borthwick is represented by Appleton Art Design, Joanna Bryant and Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.

Check out her work here: lee borthwick (@leeborthwickworks) • Instagram photos and videos


Bookings open below!

a selection of carved wood on a table, with a wood burning pen and pyrography materials arranged aesthetically on a grey backdrop Lee at work in a studio. She wears a dust mask and has her hair tied back while she works on a piece of wood. 2 other round pieces of art sit away from her on the white table towards the camera. An example of work. A round wooden board decorated with lines to look like a tree, sits on top of some other examples

The Life Changes Trust was established by The National Lottery Community Fund in April 2013 with a ten year endowment of £50 million to support transformational improvement in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of three key groups in Scotland: people living with dementia, unpaid carers of those with dementia and young people with care experience. The Trust concluded their ten year tenure in March 2022Moniack Mhor is a formal legacy partner of the Life Changes Trust.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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