From Egg Lady to Egg-xecutive
March 30th, 2013
Daniela Mahoney celebrated 30 years as a Czech folk artist in 2013. She is featured in the Huffington Post Arts section explaining how an Oregon journalist inspired her to pursue the craft that shaped the course of the rest of her life. In this video, Daniela uses a high-speed drill to engrave designs freehand onto the surface of a painted egg. Click here to read about Daniela on the Huffington Post.
Czech Culture Comes To The Crossroads
November 13th, 2013
Daniela Mahoney’s Cultural Workshop in Texas received some nice press! “Reuben Petrusek would be the first to tell you he isn’t the best at making ornaments out of dough, but this class isn’t about that… Click Here to read the full article.
Czech Easter Tradition
April 1st, 2013
Daniela Mahoney hosted two special holiday programs for the Czech-American TV USA (Easter and Christmas). In this clip, Daniela works with children from the Czech school in Portland, Oregon to practice the traditional art of making Easter eggs (kraslice) and traditional whip stick (pomlázka).
November 9th, 2012
Daniela Mahoney was interviewed for an oral history project started by the NCSML that captures and preserves the stories of Czechs and Slovaks who left their homeland during the Cold War. In this excerpt, she describes her memories of craft making as a child.