Sonia King

Sonia's award-winning mosaic art is exhibited internationally and represented in private, public and museum collections. Depthfinder is the first mosaic by an American in the permanent collection of contemporary mosaic art at the Museo d'Arte di Ravenna, Italy. Sonia teaches advanced workshops around the world and wrote the bestselling book "Mosaic Techniques & Traditions".

Describe your approach to teaching:

My goal is to offer skills and knowledge that will benefit students for years. I hope to impart an elevated sense of mosaic plus both practical and artistic insights, enabling participants to push their work to the next level.

What inspires your own work?

My design process is completely intuitive, integrating technique and vision. I am driven by the desire to work with a huge variety of tesserae, creating new worlds piece by piece.

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