Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include
-The Art & Craft of Pyrography
-Easy & Elegant Beaded Copper Jewelry
-The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook
-101 Artistic Relief Patterns
-Wildlife Carving in Relief
-Modern Tribal Tattoo Designs
-Great Book of Tattoo Designs
-Relief Carving Wood Spirits
-Great Book of Floral Patterns
-Great Book of Celtic Patterns
-Great Book of Dragon Patterns
-Great Book of Fairy Patterns
-Great Book of Woodburning
-Classic Carving Patterns
-North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw
-Wood Spirits and Green Men
-World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw
Fox has sold more than 300,000 copies of Irish's books.
In addition to her work as an author, in 1997, working from her home studio, Lora and her husband, Michael, created www.carvingpatterns.com, an Internet-based studio focusing on online tutorials, projects, and patterns created exclusively by Lora for crafters and artisans. The website offers more than 1,500 patterns in various subject categories, including Americana, Animal and Wildlife, Celtic Knots, Dragons and Beasts, Nautical and Sea Life, Spirit People, and many more. Lora continues to provide new patterns-and inspiration to many artists-at the site.
Lora also contributes a regular relief carving pattern column to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.