September 9, 2003 2:11 PM   Subscribe

Al Gunther's Egg Art. Finely detailed sculptures and carvings.
posted by Ufez Jones (9 comments total)
That's just incredible. Breathtaking stuff, thanks Ufez.
posted by jonson at 2:25 PM on September 9, 2003

Very cool, Ufez Jones.

Some other funky egg art of a different style can be found at Eggcentrics.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:51 PM on September 9, 2003

That "eggcentrics" is cool, but I don't understand, doesn't the hens egg spoil at some point?
posted by jonson at 2:54 PM on September 9, 2003

Hummingbird Eggs anyone?
posted by alms at 3:14 PM on September 9, 2003

Not being very artistic if I tried this and made anything remotely artistic, my luck it would crumble to pieces. Barely able to crack an egg w/o having shell in my egg. Must take more than just skill and patience, a gentle hand.

As the egg becomes closer to being finished, the risk of breakage becomes greater and the work slower and more careful. Some of the filigree work requires a very gentle touch, with breakage running as high as 50% for some of the really delicate designs.
posted by thomcatspike at 4:01 PM on September 9, 2003

Eggs that matter.
posted by trillion at 9:47 PM on September 9, 2003

Jonson - my mum decorates eggs - you make a tiny hole at each end, and blow the bejeesus out of the egg till all the crap comes out. It usually makes a disconcerting fartlike noise. There are some pumping tools you can buy but they make too big a hole. After that you have to soak them in vinegar and wash them out several times. On the whole it is a mind numbingly boring process.
posted by kev23f at 1:15 AM on September 10, 2003

Wow, I love this. Pretty reasonable prices, too, for all the effort that must go into it. Hmm...
posted by widdershins at 10:25 AM on September 10, 2003

It may be worth noting (I've always been curious) that his counter has gone from 11,960 since 1997 to 12,976 since I posted this less than 24 hours ago.

Behold the power of the filter.

and thanks for all the supplementary links, everyone
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on September 10, 2003

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