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Since 1930, artists from Maryland to Alabama have come together to create a network and market for mountain craftspeople. Today, Guild membership stands at more than 900 artisans selected by a jury for the high quality of design and craftsmanship. The Southern Highlands continues to inspire and lead the craft revival movement.
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I have been carving since 1991 when I entered my first piece in a wood carving show and won a blue ribbon in the novice division. I carved my first piece in cottonwood bark five years ago and have been "hooked" on bark carving ever since. The feature of carving in cottonwood bark I like the most is that every piece of bark has a different shape. I wait for the dominant ridges and features to…