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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Forty years ago, I first put my hands into clay. Without my considering aesthetics or outcomes, objects emerged, conveying feelings for which I had no words. As I mature--both as a woman and as an artist--I chose materials, designs, and firing techniques more deliberately. Today, I enjoy hand-building strong organic sculptural forms that speak of interdependence and a sense of belonging. Yet, there are still times when the malleable clay has its own agenda, unearthing age-old…