Welcome to the Southern Highland Craft Guild
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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Greetings, my name is Rodger Jacobs and I am a self taught woodturner and a sculptor. I was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1946. My dad, a WWII combat veteran going to veterinary school at Duke University on the GI bill transferred from Duke to Ohio State in 1948 and I grew up in northern Ohio. I graduated from high school in 1965 and was off to see the world shortly thereafter. But while I…