Pottery Traditions:
Southern Highland Craft Guild and the Folk Art Center, Asheville

With so many competing craft production centers operating in the 1920s, craft leaders decided to form a cooperative marketing organization to promote regional crafts collectively. Originally founded as the Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild in 1930, today's Southern Highland Craft Guild makes its home in the Folk Art Center, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Asheville. The guild serves nine states with artist-members exhibiting and selling a variety of crafts, including pottery. Since 1948, the guild has sponsored the Craftsman's Fair of the Southern Highlands, a major event held each July and October in Asheville.
Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway
milepost 382, Asheville; 828-298-7928