Continuing the tradition of accessible markets, there are four operating shops of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in addition to the bi-annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. The shops are located in North Carolina, Asheville and Blowing Rock, with a range of handmade originals from Guild members. Each shop is distinct in its own charm, inviting you to experience the craftsmanship at its most raw form. Perhaps it is a piece of salt-fired pottery or woven blanket, we guarantee that each work is made in America by juried artisans.
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Husband and wife, JJ and Simona, live in the mountains of Western North Carolina where they own and operate Fyreglas Studio. Working together they create both decorative and functional kilnformed glass art. Starting with an extensive palette of sheet glass, much of their work begins by creating designs and then kilncasting “pattern bars” in a wide variety of color combinations and sizes. These bars are cut, using a wet diamond saw, into slices or strips. The slices…