A Location for Craft
Our location near Asheville, a city with enormous creative and artistic energy, has led to an integration of craft throughout the Warren Wilson experience. Through our partnership with Asheville’s Center for Craft Creativity & Design (CCCD), you will have opportunities to engage with some of the country’s craft leaders, deepening your own knowledge and experience. And many of our craft students develop their sense of entrepreneurship by selling their work in downtown Asheville, a hotbed of creative craftspeople.
But don’t underestimate the impact of our campus on your craft. Our Fiber Arts Crew cultivates a dye garden on campus and uses wool from the sheep to make yarn. Our Forestry Crew partners with our Fine Woodworking Crew to provide wood from our 600-acre forest. And forged work from our Blacksmith Crew often highlights the natural beauty of campus.
You’ll take advantage of our rich location, both on and off campus, to study and create craft in a purposeful, directed way. Coursework will be enhanced through your work on one of our three Craft Crews: