Fragile & Intricate Masterpieces

Remember the highly praised Faberge eggs from the courts of Russian tzar? Modern masters of eggshell filigree carving make similarly detailed works, using only the nature-given material: eggshell itself, cut in creative patterns by hand with high-speed drills.

Some of the fascinating galleries available on the web include the work of Ron Cheruka (you can also buy his work there, just make sure of the proper HANDLING and shipping) and Gary LeMaster, the Eggshell Sculptor.

On this page you will see the work of Lew Jensen, Don Lisk and Brian Baity, as well as various Russian and Chinese egg sculptors, with some glimpses into the creation of these carvings.

(image credit: Don Lisk)

(images credit: Lew Jensen)

(images credit: Lew Jensen)

(images credit: Lew Jensen)

(images credit: Brian Baity)

"The Grecian Urn" by Gary LeMaster

"Garters" by Gary LeMaster

"Cranes" by Gary LeMaster

"Unicorn" by Ron Cheruka

"Captured Teardrop" by Gary LeMaster

"Trapped" by Gary LeMaster

The master at work:

This video shows the artist in process of creation the "egg masterpiece":

Another company - EggStasy Creations - will make carvings out of the ostrich eggs and even manufacture lamps out of them. As long as you supply the egg... no, just joking, they'll have an egg for you.

See more lamps here.

Sources: Frogview, FunForever, Profitable Hobbies


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Blogger LallaLydia said...

How beautiful. I truly believe that these eggs surpass the glitz of the Faberge style - in part because of the translucent whiteness of the eggshell.

Blogger LallaLydia said...

I forgot to mention that this effect (though not in such delicate detail) can also be created using beeswax as a caustic (masking the areas you want to keep solid) and then leaving the egg in vinegar, which corrodes the shell. The shell becomes very then and you can essentially scrape it away with a finely pointed knife...

Blogger Ligia Buchfink said...

It's Beautiful!! It's impressive!!Great...A lot of time I dont see a work/art as beautiful as your Eggs!!! Sorry, my English it's bad because I'm Brasilian!! But your work is Great!!! Where are you from???

Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Glad you like it! We are based in Canada.

Blogger TripodGirl said...

Absolutely exquisite. I'm Ukrainian on my mother's side. These works of art remind me of the painstaking traditional egg-decorating engaged in by that community. A fiddly business involving layers of color & melted beeswax to cover the areas one didn't wish to dye.

Anonymous iulieta groza said...

spectaculoase, pur si simplu mirifice, finetea taieturii te lasa fara cuvinte,sunt deosebit de incanta.Am incercat sa lurez si eu in coaja de ou, tentatia este foarte mare, insa nu se aseamana ouale mele nici pe departe cu cele prezentate.Felicitari si sa ne bucurati in continuare cu piese deosebite.


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