Egg Art Master Franc Grom sells egg artwork by creating approximately 2,500 to 3,500 holes in each egg-shell. His intricate art inspired by traditional Slovenian designs. Drilling holes in egg shells would require an incredible amount of steady hand and patience and the effort has definite paid off with these beautiful creations.
“Grom, who lives in the small village of Stara Vrhnika near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, only really took up his egg art when he retired.
He said: ‘Making Easter eggs is a Slovene tradition, but carving them is an exception – it was my invention.
‘The idea just came into my mind. I was trying to improve this Slovenian tradition by making extra holes in the shell, so the new holes could show new pictures.
‘During the day I work for as long as I can concentrate, taking a couple of breaks. The concentration is important, as I drill the eggshell directly in my hands.
‘I always check the egg under a strong light in advance before I begin carving. If I see a micro-crack in the shell, I don’t carve the egg. I know from experience that it will break.’