Custom Art in Eggshells, Gourds, Wood, Jewelry, and More


Here is a copy of a news release which recently went out here in Utah.

Office of Public Information

3600 South Constitution Boulevard

West Valley City, Utah 84119-3720

Office: (801) 963-3466

Mobile: (801) 232-0466

Fax: (801) 955-3604

Email: aaron.crim@wvc-ut.gov


Date: March 23, 2011


Contact: Aaron Crim, Public Relations Director, (801) 963-3466 (media use only)

Michael Christensen, Folklorist, (801) 965-5108


Two-time “Best of Utah” Award Winning Eggshell Carver Invited to Display Works in Bulgaria – Other Pieces Showcased at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center


WHAT: The UCCC proudly presents an art display of uniquely designed and intricately hand carved eggshells of all types.  Local artist Brian Baity creates works of art from quail eggs to ostrich eggs, many winning awards throughout the state and more.  Brian has also been invited by Bulgarian officials to display his works at two prominent museums over the Easter holiday.


WHEN: March 31 – June 23

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or by arrangement


WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center

1355 West 3100 South

WVC, UT 84119


WHO: Everyone is invited to come see the egg carving exhibit free of charge.


WHY: Over the last few years carving specialist Brian Baity has created many fine works of art, including a carved ostrich egg commemorating the 150th anniversary of Vermillion, South Dakota, now on permanent display in Vermillion’s City Hall.  In 2009 West Valley City, Utah commissioned Brian to carve a special gift for Sister City Boca del Rio, Vera Cruz, Mexico.  Brian then created a multiple piece display which is part of the tenth year celebration of the Lan Su Yuan Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. In both 2009 and 2010 Brian received awards for his carvings from the prestigious Best of State program.


Now, by special invitation, Brian will visit Bulgaria for next 3 months showcasing his works at the Municipal Historical Museum in Velingrad, and at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore in Sofia, Bulgaria, celebrating Bulgarian Culture and Education Day.


For more information about this exhibit or upcoming events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, please call 801-965-5100 or visit Cultural Celebration.org


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2 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    So beautiful…..breathtaking! I have thought about doing this for a while. Where do you get your egg shells? On average, how many egg shells do you lose (or mess up?) Which do you like to do more egg shells, or gourdes (sorry about the spelling) – I guess that is kind of like asking which child you like most!

    Again, awesome work!


  2. Brian Baity says:

    I get my eggs from Profitable Hobbies in Utah or The Eggery Place in Texas. Out of the approximately 400 eggs I have carved I have broken 7. I like eggs and gourds for different reasons. Eggs for the challenge they are and for the symbology in many cultures throughout the world. Gourds are tougher and larger and can be much more utilitarian. Many people like gourds as decorations and they are much more common so people are more familiar with them. I still want to create pieces different from the normal. I hope this helps. if you decide to attempt carving eggs i can offer some insight on tools and some people who can provide all the raw materials.

    Thank you for writing and sharing your generous words.

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