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Our brick & mortar stores are closed, but our online shop is still in operation. We will continue to evaluate a potential re-opening date as we closely monitor the status of COVID-19. Group events and craft demonstrations scheduled through May have been cancelled. Check our website or Facebook page for the latest information.

Join us for a celebration of wooden crafts – one of the first mediums of handicraft. From branches, trunks, roots, and bark, watch as they’re used in both functional and decorative pieces. During Wood Day, Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild will showcase this evolution of skills and mastery of crafted wood by demonstrating…

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Join us for a celebration of one of the oldest craft mediums and the makers of clay. Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests. Watch live demonstrations of wheel-throwing, hand-building, surface design, and many other clay techniques. Join us on Saturday, June 13th…

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Come join us for the Asheville Storytelling Circle’s fourth annual spring event! From 3:00 – 5:00 in the Folk Art Center auditorium, you’ll hear talented oral historians from around the region sharing their stories. Admission is $10.00 For more information contact Kathy Gordon: (828) 712-5945  

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*The first of our Educational Events this year has been cancelled!* The Southern Highland Craft Guild is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and community. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and following the recommended precautions advised by CDC and DHEC. Check our website or Facebook page for the…

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*THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELED* Interested in becoming a Guild Maker? Applied and been rejected? Attend our workshop to learn what it takes to join! Existing Guild Members will take you step-by-step to prepare you for the jury process: how to fill out the application, pass the image jury, and how to compose a body…

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Established in 1930 What do Scotch tape, Hostess Twinkies and the first television broadcast have in common with the SHCG? All were born in 1930 and are still around…just as vital and useful as they were when they were created. The story of the Guild’s creation is one of triumph over hardship as 1930 was…

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Main Gallery Reception Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the Class of 2014 of Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Department. The Graduate Show is on display now in the Folk Art Center Main Gallery and a reception was held Saturday afternoon. Friends, family, staff, alumni, and many other craft advocates gathered to see the show and…

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Demonstrations during Wood Day Here are a few glimpses of Wood Day 2009 which took place earlier today at the Folk Art Center. Here is Walt Cottingham making shingles for his rustic birdhouses on a shaving horse. Helen Gibson carves an angel. Mike Fiantaca of the Carolina Mountain Woodturners instructs a visitor on how to…

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