Sadly, it is revealed as "the technique of burning designs on white wood etc. with a heated metal rod". Ho-hum. Still, this is the sort of thing our more aspirational comprehensives should be doing if they really want to compete with the private sector.
INCIDENTALLY, a quick look at the Harrogate ladies' college website reveals the art department's joys tantalisingly include "pyrography". Blimey! Do the gels artistically set fire to their straw hats? Immolate their teachers?
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