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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. 

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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!