My Egg Carving

I just wanted to share some of my Ostrich Egg Carvings with you.
Black Feather
Dragon Dance
Mustangs. This is an intaglio carving and lit from the inside. It's carved like you would carve a mold, inverted. The outside image is like a negative. When lit from the inside the image appears possitive
Iris. This is my night lamp. It sits on a rotating pedestal with light. This eggshell is carved from the inside. when the light is off it looks like a normal Ostrich egg, The image shows only when lit.
Thumbelina. Also an intaglio carving.

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Carla K

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2 questions
  • Emyemy
    on Feb 3, 2016

    Hello, i love what You're doing. Could You Tell me where You find your light. Merci

  • Elaine
    on Mar 19, 2016

    These are so beautiful, Carla, and I can't imagine the work involved. Are ostrich eggs hard to cut? I hope you are selling these and hope you are NOT pricing them cheap!! They are real art pieces! I'm curious as to what got you started on this technique. I'm assuming you don't cut a piece off the bottom for stability (like Gramma Carol) is asking. I used to display a collection of eggs ages ago and couldn't always find little rings/stands to put them in so I cut empty paper towel rolls in say, 1" pieces, painted them black and they worked out fine. Paper towel tubes are stronger then toilet paper rolls. I just thought of an idea .... wouldn't it be nice (and hopefully, lucrative!!) if a customer commissioned you to do a facsimile of their house? In other words, they bring a photo of their house and you create a replica of it on the egg. That would be quite a personal and treasured item!

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  • Elms
    on Dec 21, 2015

    wow is not enough a word to describe your art!!!!they look amazing,great work...

  • Debs
    on Mar 19, 2016

    Like Elms above said WOW just does not touch the feelings one gets to see such beauty. I love what you are doing it is a far cry for just simple egg carving, they are master pieces! To me they would belong in an art museum for all to see! I cannot imagine the time it takes to make each egg look this way nor can I imagine what a skill it takes to do so either..You have to have the world's most steady hands.. I am just AMAZED !! Please feel free to share any and all of your work here with us! I personally would love to see more! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL !

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