Billy Ray SimsTraditional Appalachian hand-split white oak baskets are the focus of Billy Ray's craft. But he also creates baskets of New...
Links & Logos
Guild Logo, 1917
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Guild Logo, 1958
In this section you'll find web links to organizations affiliated with the Southern Highland Craft Guild - as well as a retrospective gallery of Guild Logos.
Asheville is a place unlike any other on earth. Here, surprises wait around every corner, filling your senses with art, architecture, adventure and cuisine that mix mountain with modern, classic with country, elegant with unexpected. Enrich your life with a mountain escape to the heart of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. A vacation getaway that could only happen here, in Asheville, North Carolina. Any way you like it.
Blue Ridge Mountain Host is a nine-county public-private partnership promoting the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a visitor destination.Serving Buncombe, Burke, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania and Yancey counties.
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
John C. Campbell Folk School. Nestled in Brasstown, NC, on 300 acres in a rolling valley, the Folk School offers visitors a chance to experience a special blend of history, art and natural beauty in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Haywood Community College in Waynesville, NC is an educational member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild through their Professional Crafts Program.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, located in Gatlinburg, NC, offers art classes and craft classes for everyone from the novice to the professional.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called "America's Favorite Drive", is the most visited unit of America's National Park System. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stop-awhile experience, so please don't be in a hurry. The Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010. To keep in touch with all the events surrounding the anniversary, visit brp75.org.
HandMade in America, whose mission is to grow handmade economies through craft, cultural heritage and community assets.
The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.
10,000 years of history, art and culture are a lot closer than you think. www.cherokee-nc.com
The official website for the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce is filled with great information about this popular tourist destination.
Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is a family-oriented event that features quality artists from around the country, delicious cuisine, and music. Volunteers from the community produce the festival to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, an internationally recognized visual arts center, providing creative experiences year round.
Tennesse Association of Craft Artists is a statewide, independent, non-profit organization founded in 1965 to encourage, develop and promote crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee.
The Village Potters The Village Potters Gallery Studios and Teaching Center houses the studios of six Professional Potters, offers an exquisite Gallery and a fully equipped Ceramic Teaching program. The Village is located in The River Arts District of Asheville NC. Judi Harwood, Catherine “Cat” Jarosz, Melanie Mitchell Robertson, and Sarah Wells Rolland are all long term members of The Southern Highland Guild. The Village Potters is committed to excellence in their craft, education, and offers the highest quality of fine craft in ceramics.
Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry and Lapidary led by Southern Highland Craft Guild member Ruthie Cohen in Arden, NC near Asheville, provides a location to those who wish to develop jewelry and lapidary skills in a non-competitive, supportive environment.
Tryon Arts and Crafts School is an educational center member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Located in Tryon, NC, the mission of the school is to provide creative opportunities for everyone through education, instruction, and expression of heritage and contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment.