THE drollest collection of painted eggs in the world probably belongs to Stan Bult, curator of a London museum. Bult’s hobby is living part-time in the world of circus clowns—a habit he got into as a boy when a troupe of friendly clowns lived next door. The faces he paints on his eggs are authentic copies of those belonging to members of the International Circus Clown Club. As secretary of the European division of the club Bult keeps a file of faces so that clowns can avoid copying each other. Each clown’s make-up is his professional, jealously guarded property.

  1. revpj says: July 18, 20093:06 pm

    A clown makeup library done on eggs is mentioned in “Men At Arms” by Terry Pratchett.

  2. fred says: July 20, 200912:22 am

    Oh great now the flurry nightmares of clown faced eggs begin

  3. Torgo says: July 20, 200910:47 pm

    What an egg-cellent profession! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  4. Firebrand38 says: July 20, 200911:00 pm

    Like a joke only not as funny!

  5. Vince says: December 26, 200911:40 pm

    They used the clown makeup egg library in an episode of ‘The Avengers’, the curator played by a young John Cleese!

  6. perzo the clown says: February 3, 20102:32 pm

    Clowns of today still have there make-up registered in this way, through clowns international.
    I beleive the eggs are currently on display at Wooky hole caves in Somerset.

  7. Firebrand38 says: February 3, 20102:57 pm


    For those of us on this side of the Atlantic here is the website for the Wookey Hole Caves…

  8. Arglebarglefarglegleep says: August 18, 201011:42 pm

    Please don’t tell George Lucas about Wookey Hole Caves….he’ll make another damn movie.

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