Cara Jordan - Fine Artist

Cara Jordan

Peterborough, ON - Canada








Cara Jordan

Peterborough, ON - Canada

Cara Jordan - Fine Artist

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December 25th, 2011







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About Cara Jordan

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the art of pyrography involves creation through fire. Pyrography, from the Greek ‘drawing with fire,’ is achieved by burning images onto a variety of surfaces. Often called woodburning, because wood is the most common surface used, paper, tagua nut, leather, and bone are also conducive to using heat to create this type of art. Images from the natural world are easily born from wood and other organic materials; fur, feathers, and scales can be created using the texture of the burn that engraves the images into the wood, and the warm tones of a lion’s mane or an eagle’s feathers are brought to life in warm sepia tones. This beautiful drawing technique allows you to combine line, colour, and texture to create any image from the natural world or your imagination. Although pyrography has been practiced since ancient times, it became increasingly popular with ladies in the Victorian period for decorating all manner of household objects. Once seen merely as a craft, pyrography is being increasingly recognised as a fine art form.

Although I have no formal training, I have been creating and selling my art for more than ten years. When I was a little girl, I was always inspired by a visit to my grandfather’s workshop, a little red barn in the country. He was a folk artist, and he worked in wood to create animal sculptures and images of life in rural Canada. Recently, I have become interested in pyrography since wood is the perfect canvas for images inspired by the diversity and grandeur of nature and wildlife from Canada and around the world. I use my own photographs of animals as inspiration for pieces that speak to the beauty, majesty, humanity, and souls of all creatures, great and small, that enrich and sustain our world.

All wooden pieces are finished with UV resistant non-yellowing waterbased polyurethane. In order to preserve the work and prevent it from fading, it is recommended to frame it under glass and to keep it out of direct sunlight. Commissioned pieces can be done upon request in a variety of sizes.

Shows and Exhibitions

“Stories” Anniversary Art Show, Art School of Peterborough, June 8–26, 2013
(Human Thought)

“Peterborough in Portrait,” Community Living Peterborough at the Canadian Canoe Museum,
June 15–22, 2013 (The Hawk- Portrait of Bill Jordan)

Canoe Spirits Paddle on Display at the Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, Ontario, 2012

Honours and Awards

1st Open, in the pyrography category at the Kawartha Carving Competition in Bobcaygeon, ON,
Canada, 2013

Best of Intermediate and1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the pyrography category at the Kawartha
Carving Competition in Bobcaygeon, ON, Canada, 2012

1st Intermediate, in the pyrography category at the Magic in Wood Competition, Pickering, ON,
Canada, 2012

1st (monochrome and colour) and 2nd places in the pyrography category at the Canadian
Woodcarving Championship in Hamilton, ON, Canada, 2012

1st and 2nd places in the pyrography category and Best of Intermediate at the Canada's
Capitol Carving Competition, Ottawa, ON, 2011

1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the pyrography category at the Kawartha Carving
Competition in Bobcaygeon, ON, Canada, 2011

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Do you see me? by Cara Jordan


Roman Goddess by Cara Jordan


Roman General by Cara Jordan


Pensive Western Lowland Gorilla by Cara Jordan


Secrets by Cara Jordan


Sunshine Kitten by Cara Jordan


Lion in the Distance by Cara Jordan


Lionesses by Cara Jordan


Human Thought by Cara Jordan


Portrait of a Lion by Cara Jordan


Lions After the Hunt by Cara Jordan


Female Mountain Lion by Cara Jordan


Together by Cara Jordan


Jungle Spirit by Cara Jordan


Tiger by Cara Jordan


Face to Face Tiger by Cara Jordan


Leopard by Cara Jordan


Lion Face by Cara Jordan


Statuesque by Cara Jordan


Mallard by Cara Jordan


Family Swim by Cara Jordan


Reindeer- Cold Morning by Cara Jordan


Promenade- Canada Goose by Cara Jordan


View from Above by Cara Jordan


Native American Woman-Study by Cara Jordan


Study of Native American Woman 2 by Cara Jordan


Conversations with Nature by Cara Jordan


In the West by Cara Jordan


Elk Up Close by Cara Jordan


Family Brunch by Cara Jordan


Little Tiger by Cara Jordan


Baby Penguin by Cara Jordan


Fall Apples by Cara Jordan


Mother's Watch by Cara Jordan


Ganesh by Cara Jordan


Devotion by Cara Jordan


Cat Contemplation by Cara Jordan


The Timothy Hay Trio by Cara Jordan


Rabbit in the Hay by Cara Jordan


Quiet Patience by Cara Jordan


The Hawk by Cara Jordan


Ave Maria by Cara Jordan


Pyrography Pendants by Cara Jordan


The Lion and the Mouse by Cara Jordan


Tiger Eyes by Cara Jordan


Faith by Cara Jordan

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