Address: 7109 SE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (day) 503-804-0390, (evening) 503-774-5686
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Ethnic Background: Czech
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program presentation
Provides a step-by-step guide to the Eastern European folk arts taught during Daniela’s mentorship. These include Batiking, egg decoration using straw, egg decoration using onion skins, and wheat weaving.
View ‘The European Art Adventure,’ here!
Highlights folk arts from Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
Daniela Mahoney’s success story as a folk artist featured in the Huffington Post: From Egg Lady to Egg-executive
Describe traditional skill/craft/art, when & why it is done, and your history with it:
Czech and Slovak egg decorating is associated with celebration of Spring and new life. This craft was also connected to Pagan beliefs and later to Christianity and Christ’s resurrection. I have been decorating eggs since 1983 and learned different techniques of the craft.
How and from whom was the tradition learned:
I have originally learned how to decorate eggs with my grandma in the Czech Republic during Easter.
How, when, why did you come to Oregon:
I came to Oregon in 1982 to join my Fiancé at that time and we got married in 1983.
Any other biographical information (awards, honors, presentations, etc.):
1989-Epcot Center (Walt Disney World) demo
2011-Ellis Island (New York) demo
2012-Czech and Slovak Museum (Iowa) demo
2008, 2009, 2011- Czech and Slovak Genealogy Society Intl.—lectures and demos
1987- present- Made in Oregon—in store demos
For more information see website (www.danielam.com) and go to “Meet the Artist”