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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Rob Mangum began making pottery in his parents’ studio in 1975. In 1989, he joined forces with his wife Beth to form their pottery studio after graduating from the Design School at NC State University. Rob went on to receive an M.F. A. in Ceramics from Indiana University. While they continue the Mangum family tradition of making functional stoneware, they also further an investigation of form and design through the making of vases, as well as…