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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Kent Merrill, Fine Furniture Maker Kent Merrill designs and crafts his furniture to fully express the natural beauty of solid, personally selected Appalachian hardwoods such as cherry, walnut and maple. He is inspired by the work of the Shakers to let the beauty of the wood and the simple functionality of the design convey his message. His work has been exhibited at the Folk Art Center and the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC and the 2004…