PGC Fine Craft Fairs

We are excited to announce that the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), in conjunction with our sister organization, Pennsylvania Designer Craftsmen (PDC), is rebooting the way we do fine craft fairs. For more information, click here.

Fine Craft Fair – 2024 Summer Fine Craft Fair at the Foundry 48

For our Summer Fine Craft Fair, we move into the beautiful, climate-controlled, easy-to-access Foundry 48 Event Center in Lititz, PA. Located in beautiful Lancaster County and situated just off PA Rt. 501 N, this event will draw customers from Lancaster, Lititz, Reading, Chester, and regional cities such as Philadelphia & Baltimore.

Fine Craft Fair – Fall Fine Craft Fair at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Known locally as the “Oaks Expo,” this convention and exhibition center in Oaks, PA, is located in the center of suburban Philadelphia, attracting locals from Montgomery County and Chester County, PA, as well as New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. The Fine Craft Fair is open to artists from across the country working in both Fine Art...

Upcoming Local Chapter Events

Central PA – Winter Craft Market Application Deadline: July 31

CALL FOR ARTISTS - 47th Annual Winter Craft Market, December 7, 2024
Show Date: December 7, 2024 Time: 9am-6pm Venue Location: Nittany Valley Sports Centre CLICK HERE FOR ARTIST APPLICATION The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Central PA Chapter is pleased to announce the 2024 Winter Craft Market will be on...

Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen’s 74th Annual Holiday Fine Art & Craft Festival

November 2 & 3, 2024

Saturday, November 2 from 9 AM to 5 PM Sunday, November 3 from 10AM to 3 PM
Kutztown University, O’Pake Fieldhouse South Campus Drive (Corner of Trexler Avenue and Baldy St.) Kutztown, PA 19530
Applications are open to participate in our Holiday Show. Participation is...

Haverford Guild of Craftsmen 2024 Holiday Art & Fine Craft Show

Applications are open from now until June 18th, 2024
Location: Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center (CREC) at 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA 19041 Date: November 9th & 10th Time: 10AM to 5PM both days The Haverford Guild of Craftsmen is now accepting applications for their 2024 Holiday Art &...

Upcoming Guild Events

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s Guild Store – First Fridays

Every First Friday, the PA Guild of Craftsmen highlights some of the best art and fine craft our state has to offer. Located on the popular “300 Block of N. Queen St,” our Guild Store represents over 125 member artists from Lancaster County, PA, and beyond. Stop in and see what’s new, check out our […]

Fine Craft as a Business: Website Basics – What Kind & Why? – September 7

Fine Craft as a Business – Website Basics – What Kind & Why? Location: PA Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, 2nd Floor  (In person and via Zoom). Description: This class will have morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning, Christine Wright, creator of handwoven beaded jewelry and graphic designer, will […]

Upcoming Workshops

  • Custom Pet Portraits
     2024-07-17
     5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Matty Geez Skill Level: Beginner Come get creative and paint a portrait of your favorite furry friend. Participants will have images of their pets drawn on canvas by the instructor, and will then follow step-by-step instructions to fill in with acrylic paint. Pick a bright color for your background and bring your pet to Continue reading

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  • Date Night: Glassblowing
     2024-07-17
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for this fun date night class! Come knowing nothing, and leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. Shot glass and a bud vase are some examples of what can be made in this workshop. No prior experience is required. All materials are included in the Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Roll Printed Wrap Rings
     2024-07-19
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Join our upcoming ring class where you’ll craft your very own roll-printed wrap ring in sterling silver! Dive into a selection of roll printing patterns, and craft an adjustable wrap band adorned with your choice of a cabochon or silver granules. Learn essential techniques including precision sawing, intricate texturing Continue reading

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  • Design Your Own Engagement Ring
     2024-07-20
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Sara Gallo Skill Level: Beginner Students will learn about the 4Cs of diamond grading and the best gemstones for everyday wear. We will look at real examples of various stone setting styles, and traditional and non-traditional engagement rings, and create an engagement ring design detailing accurate measurements and gem placement. Students are encouraged to bring Continue reading

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  • Sara Gallo
    Sara Gallo is an artist, jeweler, and CAD designer based in Lancaster, PA. She earned her BFA and BSE from Millersville University and MFA with a concentration in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Sara exhibited in the prestigious PMA craft show in 2011 and 2016. She currently works part-time as a custom jeweler, teaches with the PA Guild, and is a stay-at-home mom to her two kids.

  • Glass Flower Pendants
     2024-07-20
     6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a beautiful glass flower pendant in this fun workshop! Students will use borosilicate color rods to make their flower pendants. Students will make approximately 2-3 pieces. All materials are included in the tuition. No experience is necessary. Appropriate for students aged 13 and up. Become a member of the Continue reading

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  • Gallery Wire Rings
     2024-07-22
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to size, form, solder, and stone set a one-of-a-kind ring with intricate gallery wire in this fun class! Techniques on finishing and polishing your rings will be covered in class. Various cabochons will be available for students to choose from, not just turquoise! No experience is necessary. All Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Forming, & Roll Printing
     2024-07-24 - 2024-07-28
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop, students will learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques to help begin their journey of metalsmithing and creating bench-fabricated jewelry! Local jeweler and glass artisan, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sterling silver sheet metal and wire through roll printing, forming, and soldering to create a pendant Continue reading

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  • Bead Fest: Flameworked Starry Night Pendants
     2024-07-31
     10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Create your own unique Starry Night pendant through flameworking! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple Starry Night pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a recognizable form will be Continue reading

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  • Bead Fest: Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     2024-07-31
     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create your own glass suncatchers through flameworking in this new class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass suncatchers utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a Continue reading

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Fine Craft As A Business

  • Fine Craft as a Business: Website Basics - What Kind & Why?
     2024-09-07
     10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Fine Craft as a Business – Website Basics – What Kind & Why?  Location: PA Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, 2nd Floor  (In person and via Zoom). Description: This class will have morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning, Christine Wright, creator of handwoven beaded jewelry and graphic designer, will Continue reading

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  • Christine Wright
    On the "crafty" side, Christine Wright is a Master Artisan in bead weaving and creates jewelry the ranges from fun to formal using seed beads. On the other side, Christine Wright has been a professional graphic designer for the past 25+ years in both the realms of print and web design. She frequently designs, builds and maintains websites for a number of clients in a large variety of industries. Christine's approach to website design is to identify the current purpose for that specific client first, targeting how a website can function as a useful tool for that particular business. Then after that, choosing the right approach, right platform and right content all while leaving room for future growth.