Out of Chaos Woods comes curiosities!
Original wooden art creations by Austin, Texas artists Terry Snow & Sarah Snow.
Pyrography, Pyrogravure, Wood Burning, Pokerwork
Originally, we got a cheap wood burner just to sign the toys we made and then add some detail but Sarah has really enjoyed expanding this skill! Today, Sarah has a professional grade, dual pen multi-temperature system with numerous tips and uses it to add intricate original art detail to our pieces. Including inscriptions on our celebration drinkware.
We scored this beautiful piece of splated Cottonwood log from the neighborhood and Terry discovered, as he turned it on the lathe, that it had an owl's face in the woodgrain. To accentuate the theme Sarah wood burnt some owl wings on the sides.
Wolf and Hare in the Moonlight is a hand carved box with intricate pyrographic drawn details.
Sarah was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s silhouette. It seemed a perfect shape to decorate the outside of our celebration drinkware!
Similarly, she was also inspired to put a whale on the side and found inspiration in Douglas Adams’, Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Really enjoying the owl wings theme with the addition of Egyptian hieroglyphics as the inspiration we created "Owl and the Egyptian."
This photo of Sarah's grandmother kissing a stuffed bear was the inspiration for "Trip to Alaska".
Two things Terry and Sarah Snow have in common with the vikings: They love woodworking and festive libations. Terry turned these hefty walnut goblets on the wood lathe and Sarah embellished them with a beautiful Valkyrie along with several other common characters in Norse mythology, the raven, wolf and ouroboros, plus the Old Norse word for mead. Drink from this goblet and feel the power of the Gods.