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Franc Grom

Recipient of the highest national award for arts and crafts activities.

Franc Grom was known as the master and author of Vrhnika Easter Eggs. He was a recipient of the highest national award for arts and crafts activities – The Golden Tendril. 

The process of making Vrhnika Easter Eggs and their image are internationally protected. And how were these works of art even made? Well, first, Mr Grom blew out the eggs, then peel drilled them with countless tiny holes, from 3,000 to 17,000. He placed the holes with an extraordinary sense of planning the ornaments throughout the form of eggshells. The result was incredibly beautiful Easter Egg.

Master Grom’s eggs are highly appreciated as a personal, business or protocol gift. They have been exhibited by many Slovenian cities and cities around the world. Vrhnika Easter Eggs adorn many homes and reputable institutions around the world. They decorate the Japanese imperial court, the White House, the German, the Russian and many other presidential palaces around the world.

Franc Grom was born on 23 November 1940 in Stara Vrhnika. He attended elementary school and gymnasium here in Vrhnika and then he, at the request of his parents, continued to study at the school for engineering in Ljubljana. After that he was employed in a known factory - Iskra, and the real, harsh life started. In those time liberal and artistic inspiration were not allowed. Only later, when he was close to retirement, he could follow his dreams and started to make Vrhnika Easter Eggs.