ABOUT + SHOWS
My name is Dagmar Maini.
Dagmar Maini grew up in the former Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic ) and moved to Australia 22 years ago.
Now she lives in Brisbane and makes her craft at home studio.
Being self-taught woodworker since 2014 has allowed her to explore the craft and fine tune her skills.
Dagmar is interested in materials and design that are not traditionally associated with mass production and standards of perfection.
She works with few different mediums – wooden veneers, stone veneer and starting to implement Mother of pearl.
“Lots of Marquetry artist use a scroll saw, I do all my cuttings by knife. Its more time consuming but it allows me to produce more detailed work”
Dagmar is most known for her sculptural wooden wall hangings, with modern flair. Her keen interest in Native American culture and Indigenous cultures is evident in her fascinating pieces.
“Marquetry challenges me to pay close attention to detail, every cut has intention, and I let the grain of the wood lead and inspire me! Each piece is a reminder of the close relationship that exist between us and the Mother Earth.”
Fine craft has become and undervalued aspect of todays world.
Dagmar wishes to reintroduce appreciation and awareness of quality craftsmanship to people around her and provoke any kind reaction.
BRUNSWICK STREE GALERY, MELBOURNE
12-28 April 2019
“The Design Files”
Australia’s most popular design blog.
Dagmar at her home studio
"I am a proud owner of beautiful Wallhanging, made by Dagmar. I look forward to following her bright career.”
"I was really impressed with the quality of the work that I received from Dagmar. I love knowing that I’m supporting artists from around the world.”
“The amazing artwork commissioned by Dagmar is beyond words. Our home is now modern and exciting with this pieces on display admired by all who visit. Dagmar is very professional and ensuring the customer is totally happy”
Jason & Mia, Adelaide
“Stunning work! The end product exceeded my expectations and I definitely got the reaction I was looking for, a truly wonderful piece of work!”
“I just want to thank you for the absolutely fabulous Wallhanging you have recently done for us – it looks amazing. You’ve given us something very personal and special but something that we feel we can share for years. We are now planning further commissions.
Smith Family, Toronto