My name is Angelika Schledz. I live with my husband in a quiet place called Eitorf, which is in the Rhein-Sieg district to the east of the former federal capital Bonn.
As a graduate engineer, I was professionally involved in the project planning and construction of special machines in mechanical engineering. There wasn’t much time and space for creative activity.
A few years ago — just before I retired — I saw apicture in a magazine of perforated chicken eggs. I was immediately fascinated by it!
And so I have been perforating ostrich, rhea, goose, turkey, turkey and chicken eggs since 2015. For this I use a high-speed multifunctional device with a flexible shaft and collet, in which I clamp the various tools.
The motif of the perforation and the thickness of the shell of the egg determine the special tools.
The eggs I perforated also want to be presented well, so I look for different materials in the forest, which I then work with the carving chisels to create a frame. I also build lighting into some objects.
This craft gives me a lot of pleasure and I very much hope that I can also give one or the other of you a lot of pleasure with my egg works of art!
I have been a member of the Federal Association of Arts and Crafts, Frankfurt, since July 2023.