Julie Mazzoni teaches mosaic glass at Sewell Mill Cultural Center, The Art Place Mountain View and Spruill Center for the Arts. She is best known for her three-dimensional conceptual and two-dimensional realism mosaics. There is a harmony in her mixed media mosaics that comes from knowing the mosaic “rules” and breaking them when necessary. After living in six cities in twelve years while raising four children, sense of place and home became a driving theme in her work, which has been influenced by contemporary mosaic masters Guilio Menossi and Ilana Shafir. The beauty of mosaic is not the uniformity of hand-cut pieces, but rather in celebrating the variety of texture, shape and reflectivity of tesserae while still seeing the whole work. It is a clear reflection of each of us and our part in the whole of society.