MEET OUR ARTISTS
The Impulsive Creativity Family
KATHRYN B. MATHIAS
Creator and Owner of Impulsive Creativity - Chainmaille, Wire Wrapping, Silversmithing.
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.
Operator of Impulsive Creativity -Watercolor and Acrylic Painter
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.
Artist - Clay sculpture, mixed media sculpture, fiber art.
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.
Artist - Watercolor
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:
Artist - Stained Glass
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.
Artist - Rustic and Upcycle, Owner of Simple Joys
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"
Artist - Alcohol Ink, Contact for Sparkle Cat Rescue, and Creator of Carolina Color Creations
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.