Address: 7109 SE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97206
Phone: (day) 503-804-0390, (evening) 503-774-5686
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Ethnic Background: Czech
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”