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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My name is John Dickens and I have been carving for 48 years.Thirty three professionally. I try to make each carving a one of a kind and the best work that I can do. My favorite carving subjects are the local songbirds that I attract to my backyard feeder. I also carve animals, country people and relief carvings. My favorite carving wood is basswood. The carvings are painted with acrylics or finished with linseed oil and…