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Cultivating the crafts & makers of the
Southern Highlands for 90 years.



A network of over 800 artisans participate in the marketplace created by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Through our special events and educational opportunities, we continue to lead and inspire the Craft Revival Movement.

Mary Frances Davidson

By Millie Davis

Mary Frances Davidson Mary Frances Davidson was born in 1905 in Middlesboro, KY, into a family of third generation spinners and weavers.  She remembered her…

From The Archives: Douglas James Ferguson

By Millie Davis

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series called “From the Archives” – a look back at the people who served and helped shape…

O.J. Mattil

By Millie Davis

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a series called “From the Archives” – a look back at the people who served and helped…

Studio Conversations: Claudia Dunaway And John D. Richards

By Millie Davis

Claudia and John work on a collaborative project at Yummy Mud Puddle. Yummy Mud Puddle There are many paths which lead people to settle in…

Alice Pratt: A Life Of Weaving And Service

By Millie Davis

Alice Pratt Alice Pratt hosts a weaving demonstration at the 1957 SHCG Craftsmen’s Fair Alice Pratt: A Life of Weaving and Service Editor’s Note: This post…

Remembering Thomas Case Of Pisgah Forest Pottery By Rodney Leftwich

By Millie Davis

Thomas Case 1929-2014 With the passing of Thomas Case April 29, 2014 the world has lost a 110 year potting legacy and tradition. Tom was…

Handmade in America’s Farm to Fashion Exhibit

By Millie Davis

Visiting Farm to Fashion Exhibit Did you know that there are nearly 500 fiber animal farms in western North Carolina and 400o fiber artists? I…

Upcoming Events

Craft Demos Begin April 1, 2020

January 9 - March 31

“The Power of Distinction”/Main Gallery Exhibition

January 25 - May 10

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

March 21

“Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch”

March 22

Mentoring Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glass & Metal Day

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Carolina Mountain Woodturners

April 11

“SHCG Members Exhibition”/Main Gallery Exhibition

April 29, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Fiber Weekend, Day 1

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fiber Weekend, Day 2

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shop Fine Craft at Our Galleries

Folk Art Center

382 Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sun 9:00a-5:00p

Call us: 828.298.7928


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Biltmore Village

26 Lodge Street

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5

Call us: 828.277.6222


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Tunnel Road

 930 Tunnel Road

Asheville, NC


Mon-Sat 10-5

Call us: 828.298.7903


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Moses Cone Manor

294 Blue Ridge Parkway

Blowing Rock, NC


 CLOSED until April 1, 2020

April-Dec 9:00-6:00

Call us: 828.295.7938


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