Artist Franc Grom creates intricate, delicate, and amazing works of art from eggshells. Drilling one hole at time, this painstaking process typically requires around 3,000 holes in a single egg, but Franc has used 24,000 holes to create a single piece!
Growing up in a small village in Slovenia, it wasn’t until Grom retired that he began a new life as a respected craftsman, putting his tiny town of Vrhinka on the map.
At 72-years old, Grom is the only person in the world creating this kind of art – and he has famous collectors as customers. He can spend months on a single egg. Franc has created more than three hundred of these masterpieces, many with an Easter egg theme. The eggs sell for $500 each – a true bargain!
Inspired by traditional Slovenian designs, Grom’s work ranges from asymmetrical botanical motifs to cutouts that glow brilliantly when illuminated from the inside. In some works, the remaining bits of eggshell that connect one part of a design to another are little more than a millimeter wide.