Julia Dworschack, has been featured on HGTV's show "Modern Masters." Her trademark artistry is evident in many projects from the large scale selection of color combinations, materials, finishes, and fixtures, to intricate details such as cabinet pulls and electrical cover plate finishings.
A skilled and experienced craftsperson and artist. She has extensively studied a multitude of decorative finishes and has applied them to walls and surfaces in some of Austin's finest homes. Her expertise includes concrete staining, marbling, wood graining, copper patinas, gold and silver gilding, Venetian plasters, classical ornamentation and trompe l'oeil. Her skills in furniture, frame and sculpture repair and restoration are highly sought after. Her past projects include the Buckeye home where she personally executed the gunite faux work in the grotto and more recently the Indigo Street home.
Julia was the colorist for the historic St. Mary's Cathedral restoration project in downtown Austin which received recognition from the Austin Heritage Society. She hand marbled the columns, restored and painted the plaster stations of the cross and statuary and designed and hand stenciled the wall patterns. She was responsible for the wood graining of plaster mouldings, and the gilding of the ornamentation. She obtained her BFA in Art Education from Iowa State University, her MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois. Additionally she did two years of post-post graduate work at the Kunstgewerbeschule art school, in Basel, Switzerland. Before moving to Austin, 21 years ago, Julia specialized in gilding and fine decorative finishes in New York City.