Charleston artist Heather Martinez has always been attracted to vivid colors, intricate patterns and details.
She creates her original polymer clay designs using an ancient glass making technique known as milefiori (thousand flowers.
First Heather makes translucent canes, which are then applied to glass to achieve a luminous effect.
Samantha Long grew up in South Carolina, coloring, drawing, painting and creating. She attended the College of Charleston and transferred to Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she graduated with a BFA in painting. Sam made props in the theatrical properties department for The Juilliard School and The New York Public Theatre; painted murals and repaired displays for the Guinness World Records Museum in the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls, Canada; and was a scenic artist for Spoleto USA and Maine State Music Theatre.
Emily Kirby remembers painting at a young age with one grandmother and learning to sew purses with other grandmother. Her creativity grew into a love for decorating, which led her to study interior design at the University of Georgia. She quickly fell in love with the textures, patterns, and color selection associated with her job and decided to take that passion in a new direction with graphic design. Today she owns Texture Design Co.and lives in Charleston.