MEET OUR ARTISTS
The Impulsive Creativity Family
KATHRYN B. MATHIAS
Kathryn began creating jewelry 10 years ago while in college and has since specialized in chainmaille fabrication and silversmithing. Kat teaches our jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing courses as well as the Cocktail and Craft nights. Kat grew up in Mebane and currently resides in Efland with her husband and many fur babies.
Heather is our resident 2D guru. With seven years of private tutelage and several ribbons under her belt, she really knows her stuff. She primarily works in oil and watercolor painting. Heather teaches our painting courses, Paint Nights and manages day to day store operations. She currently lives in Graham with her husband and 3 fur babies.
Samantha is most known for her fantasy themed clay creations, but, she also delves in to painting, drawing, etching and writing. She has been passionate about making art for 10 years and currently lives in Caswell County with her husband and 3 boys.
Cullen is a native of Chapel Hill, NC. she studied art from a very young age through college. Cullen has an English degree and works as a church administrator. She is extremely passionate about all things creative! Besides watercolor, she draws, sews, crafts, and does home decor projects. Cullen lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Steven Libby, and their four "children"- 3 cats and a pit mix. Aside from Impulsive Creativity, Cullen's work can be found on her website, and at Bowerbird Flowers and Apothecary and New Hope Market, both in Chapel Hill. Cullen accepts special orders for paintings, prints, and cards. More info:
David has only recently began his art journey after delving into stained glass a year ago. He currently specialized in Tiffany style stained glass pieces and teaches entry level stained glass courses. David has lived in Hillsborough for the majority of his life and currently resides in Efland with his wife, Kat and way too many critters.
Susan's collection of handcrafted items often combine rustic materials and nostalgic up-cycled treasures. Her love of textures, colors and use of unique materials render creative home decor items and personal accessories that are truly "one of a kind".
After recent retirement from a fulfilling career in Physical Therapy, Susan's passion for fun and funky art is now adventuring into new territory. She is fueled by her faith as well as her enthusiasm to enjoy every single chapter of her life. The goal is simple, it's right out of Deuteronomy, to praise the Lord "with the work of your hands"
Tedi Thompson-Magrini is a transplant from northern Virginia. While she has always loved art and working with her hands, her formal training is in education and management. Shortly before retiring from a career in higher education, she discovered alcohol ink. The flow and designs created by the ink had her hooked. She started making coasters.
A few months later, a friend was preparing for a holiday craft show and discovered her space was larger than expected. Needing to fill space, she asked Tedi if she had some of those “cool” coasters ready and if not, could she make some, so she would sell them at the fair. By the end of the fair, it was evident that others enjoyed the patterns of alcohol ink as well. A few months later, in January 2014, Carolina Color Creations was born.
In addition to coasters, Carolina Color Creations offers magnets, inked candles, upcycled lighted wine bottles, switch plate covers, and even some jewelry, key chains and bookmarks. Alcohol ink can be used on a variety of non-porous materials and Tedi loves experimenting with different substrates. For a change of pace, she also makes beaded ceiling fan pulls and welcomes special order coasters. She has done coasters with pets, weddings, vacations, and images special for the recipient to create lasting memories.
Jennifer Turner-Taylor is a jewelry designer native to Alamance county and currently residing in Mebane, North Carolina with her husband and 6-year-old daughter. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNC-Wilmington in Psychology and Sociology and her Master of Science degree in Management from Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts where she resided for 8 years before moving back to North Carolina in 2013. She’s worked in special education since 2006 and currently serves as an advocate for persons with disabilities in Alamance county while creating jewelry in her spare time.
She began her passion for jewelry design in early 2019 when she began dabbling in several different crafts including children’s hair accessories, children’s jewelry, and now women’s accessories. She really enjoys wire wrapping, metal-stamping, and working with glass beads. You’ll find that her jewelry creations have a minimalist style with a splash of color for fun.
Jennifer is excited to be apart of the artist community at Impulsive Creativity and is always looking for more opportunities to get more involved in her local community.
Carrie May is a self-taught acrylic artist living in Mebane with her husband and two boys. She has a master's degree in Public Health and is a research administrator at the VA. Carrie grew up in a family that valued creativity, especially music, however she didn't get into art until her mid-thirties. After her kids fell asleep, Carrie would break out her paints. Bit by bit, over the last 5 years, she has grown her painting skills. Carrie enjoys painting surreal acrylic landscapes, outdoor scenes, and animals. Using carefully chosen colors, she creates scenes with bold and saturated color schemes. Carrie also designs visually brilliant fluid art and jewelry. Carrie believes that life is enhanced by creativity and that you are never to old to learn a new skill. She is thrilled to share her art with a wider audience
Jason Greiner is from Pittsburgh, PA but now lives in the small, charming town of Mebane. His first creative love was, and is, writing. Later, he came to have an affinity for photography. And when Greiner started providing freelance services, he had to learn about tools to promote his work and thus jumped into graphic design. While he doesn’t consider himself a painter, and does not have any professional education in it, he does enjoy it and says it serves as a type of stress reduction. Other than that Greiner does custom art projects, teaches lessons, blogs, provides blog promo services and does some social media management and SEO. In essence, he’s pretty much up for trying any creative projects.
Carolyn Davis, of Hillsborough, started her business (Rocky Top Wood Crafts) in the Fall of 2016. Using mostly different types of wood found on her property, and cut by her husband, Ronnie, as well as other reclaimed materials, Carolyn produces many types of hand wood crafted items. These crafts include decoupage, wood burned, and acrylic painted items, as well as other unique items such as vintage slate wall hangings, Peg People, scroll saw chunky puzzles, and kitchen decorations. In her spare time Carolyn loves to crochet, quilt, cross stitch and do gardening with her husband, Carolyn’s 12 year old cat, Smokey Bear Davis, Esquire, an avid fan of Toby the Shop Kitty, is the acting supervisor on the property and in the studio. See Rocky Top Wood Crafts on its Facebook Page.