Josephine and Gordon Getz started GojoMo Inc. in 2002; Josephine as the artist, and Gordon as the resident poet, who writes a poem to accompany each and every piece that Jo creates.
Jo's mosaic artwork began when she broke a precious piece of her late grandmother's prize china:
"My Grandma's china was proudly displayed
in her glass closet where it rested each day.
Except Sunday's that is, when we gathered to dine.
Meals served on her china were always divine.
Limoges and Blue Willow were some names I recall
and Clarice Cliff she said was her favorite of all.
When she passed, her dear china was not packed away
as we each took some home to put on display.
An accident shattered her precious Clarice
and I know Grandma shuddered, may she rest in peace.
So I gathered the pieces and thought of a way
that I could still put my Grandma's Clarice on display.
I found an old mirror that needed repair
and glued Grandma's china on the frame with a flare.
The result was surprising, a real masterpiece,
a setting deserving of Grandma's Clarice.
Now when I look in that mirror it's not me that I see
But a very proud Grandma who's smiling at me."
Jo and Gordon live in Franklin, Tennessee
Jo is a BOARD member for WCCAC Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission.