CONVERSATIONS

I Create Birmingham: Sarah Mason

I Create Birmingham: Sarah Mason

“What began as a creative and emotional outlet has become more than a career. It’s part of my identity, and it’s how I can connect with other people who might have felt the way I have at some point. I like to think that’s why people purchase my work — they see a part of themselves in my paintings. They hang my art on their wall, and it grows with them.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CONVERSATION »
I Create Birmingham: Avani Patel

I Create Birmingham: Avani Patel

“I think relationships are integral to the design process. Jewelry is the most personal thing we wear. Clothing trends come and go, but fine jewelry is something we put on our bodies every day or on our most special occasions for the rest of our lives. We pass it down through generations. That means something.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CONVERSATION »
I Create Birmingham: Chris Hastings

I Create Birmingham: Chris Hastings

“I was just a kid and didn’t know what my career would be, but in hindsight, [my summers around Pawley’s Island] was teaching me how to be a chef — how to think about where food comes from, the hope of that food — gathering it, cooking it, and sitting at a table with my family to eat it.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CONVERSATION »

I Create Birmingham: Randi Pink

“There’s nothing wrong with having a career in a non-creative field, but if you are unhappy and pining for something else, that’s what you should be pursuing…. [my mom] said I was brilliant and didn’t need to fit the same mold in order to be brilliant and engaging and successful.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CONVERSATION »

I Create Birmingham: Shelly Ann Edge

“Inclusivity is important. I’m really proud of how diverse our group is and that our girls get to experience diversity on all kinds of levels: gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, and race. They are building relationships with others they may not have connected with under ordinary circumstances, and we volunteers get to watch those relationships grow.”

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CONVERSATION »