About the EGGS and the Artist:

Welcome to ArtEggs. Here you will find a selection of Duck, Goose and Ostrich eggs that I have painted, engraved and carved over the past two years. 

THE EGGS

All of the eggs were decorated with original designs inspired by my interests in Nature and Art.  As such, each egg is unique, original, and being "one-of-a-kind," is highly collectable.

PAINTED EGGS - I use acrylic paint, and sometimes Gold leaf on my eggs. Then they are sealed with a clear glaze to protect the finish, and to add strength.

CARVED & ENGRAVED EGGS - I use a high speed dentist's drill to engrave and carve into the egg shells. On some eggs I will cut right through the shell, while on others, I will carve a design into the shell without piercing it. I then seal the eggs with many coats of clear glaze to protect and strengthen them.

THE STANDS - I use a variety of stands, all of which are chosen to complement the design of the egg. I use gold plated stands, carved wood stands, non-precious metal stands, and egg hangers. 

(NOTE from the WEB Guy: The pictures of the eggs on this site are best viewed at a minimum screen resolution of 800 X 600 pixels using millions of colors. Things just won't look right at 640 X 480 X 256 colors. If you need lower resolution pictures sent to you via e-mail attachments please use the request forms under the eggs, or the Feedback page.)

About the ARTIST

My name is Shirley, and I am from Scotland. I was educated at the Edinburgh College of Art where I specialized in the ancient art of Tapestry Weaving, an exacting technique which requires lots of patience. I have found that egg art demands the same kind of patience. I enjoy exploring the possibilities of working on such a limited surface area.

Please click on "THE EGGS" link to look at my ArtEggs.


How to Reach Us for More Information

Telephone or FAX 
304.425.3521
 
E-mail
ArtEggs Information: info@arteggs.com
Contact the Artist: shwirl@yahoo.com
Webmaster: webmaster@arteggs.com

 

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