PGC Fine Craft Fairs

Watch this space for an exciting announcement about our upcoming 2024 shows. New locations and a new approach for better Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairs.

Upcoming Local Chapter Events

Chester County Craft Guild 2023 Fall Fine Craft Fair

November 4th & 5th from 10am to 4PM

Call for Artists – Applications close August 15th. Apply on EntryThingy here. Location: Chester County Art Association, 100 North Bradford Avenue, West Chester, PA 19382 This is a 2-day indoor show in beautiful West Chester. This is a juried show that welcomes...

Reading-Berks – 73rd Annual Juried Holiday Fine Art & Craft Festival

Applications are open through September
Date: November 4th & 5th, 2023 Time: 9-5 pm Saturday • 10-3 pm Sunday (new time) Location: Kutztown University, O’Pake Fieldhouse, South Campus Drive (Corner of Trexler Avenue and Baldy St.) Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530 At our 73rd Annual Holiday Fine Art & Craft Festival, you’ll...

Haverford: 2023 Holiday Art & Fine Craft Show

November 11th & 12th from 10AM to 5PM both days
Location: Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center (CREC) at 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA 19041 Date: November 11 & 12, 2023 Time: 10AM to 5PM both days From 10AM to 5PM on November 11 & 12, we will be at...

Central PA Chapter- 46th Annual Winter Craft Market

46TH ANNUAL WINTER CRAFT MARKET Date: December 2, 2023 Time: 9am-6pm Location: N ittany Valley Sports Centre /177 Champion Drive State College, PA 16803 Event Infomation: ww Contact: The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Central PA Chapter is pleased to announce that the 2023 Winter Craft Market is back...

Chester County Craft Guild 2023 Holiday Fine Craft Fair

December 9th & 10th

Call for Artists – Applications close October 1st. Apply on EntryThingy here. Location: Ludwig's Corner Fire Hall, 1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore, PA 19343 Times:  Saturday, 10am to 4pm; Sunday, 11am to 4pm This is a 2-day indoor show in beautiful Chester county. This is a juried...

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 […]

Upcoming Workshops

  • Leather Clutch - Online Workshop
     2022-11-10 - 2023-12-31
     12:20 pm - 11:55 pm

Instructor: Lisa Ditty Skill Level: Beginner “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop – Online Class – Ongoing LPDstudios has teamed up with the PA Guild of Craftsmen and is now offering its first “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop as an online class.  Now you can create this beautiful leather clutch in your own home.  Continue reading

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  • Pumpkin Gourds
     11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Jeffrey McCombie Skill Level: Beginner Description: In this class, students will be introduced to the unique craft of gourding through the creation of a simple, but beautiful pumpkin.  To create your unique pumpkin we will focus on elements of design and color. After selecting your gourd, you will learn proper cleaning, sanding, and leveling techniques Continue reading

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  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
     10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three stacking rings in this fun workshop! Students will learn how to size, form, solder, and finish two 14 k gold-filled bands and one sterling silver band. Techniques in texturizing metal and polishing will be covered in class. Students will leave with three beautiful rings that they can wear Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
     2:00 pm - 4:30 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!  Learn ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting in this fun class. All materials are Continue reading

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  • Metals 2 - Day 2
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Metals 2 - Day 3
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Metals 2 - Day 4
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Beth deVitry Skill Level: Metals 1 or previous experience This class takes a deeper dive into working with metals. Students will work on their own designs or one offered in class. Students will learn to fabricate forms and embellish surfaces using the torch. This class will cover stone setting as well as creating settings Continue reading

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  • Metals & Enameling Open Studio
     12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Beth deVitry Skill Level: Intermediate This class is intended as an extension to Cloisonné Enameling or Jewelry workshop. Students will have an opportunity to complete a project started in class or to experiment with their new techniques. Materials Needed: Anything needed to complete your unfinished project. Please note *** A materials fee is due Continue reading

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  • Resin Jewelry
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Hattie Weselyk Skill Level: All Come explore the magic of resin and suspend dried, pressed botanicals forever in your very own handmade jewelry. Students will be using UV-curing resin and lights, provided by the studio. Each student will make 3-4 pieces with their choice of earrings, pendants, or keychains. Plenty of jewelry settings/bezels will Continue reading

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  • Make an Oversized Jacket, Overshirt, or Shacket from Repurposed Materials - Day 1
     5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Make an Oversized Jacket, Overshirt, or Shacket from Repurposed Materials - Day 2
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Make an Oversized Jacket, Overshirt, or Shacket from Repurposed Materials - Day 3
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: William Jefferies Skill Level: Intermediate/Expert; must have some level of experience with using a sewing machine. In this 3 day class, students will learn to sew their very own oversized jacket or overshirt/shacket with repurposed materials. Each student may bring their own fabrics or other material(s)and notions for this class or materials can be Continue reading

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  • William Jefferies
    Hello there! My name is William and my obsession with the fashion industry started in 10th grade when I first learned screen printing and I began making t-shirts for family and friends. After high school, I embarked on a mission to gain further knowledge about the fashion industry attending Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts(AiYork) and the Art Institute of Philadelphia, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design.

  • Rug Hooked Pears
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Juliana Kapusta Skill Level: Beginner The historic art of traditional hand-hooked rugs has been admired since colonial times. Like many art forms, hooked rugs were made out of necessity, utilizing scraps and upcycling. By pulling up one loop at a time, you can create a beautiful 6 and ¼” by 6 and ¼” heirloom Continue reading

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  • Glass Bead Wine Bottle Stopper
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking while making unique glass beads for a one-of-a-kind wine bottle stopper! Jeweler and flameworker, Jessica Keemer, will teach students the basics of making beads with borosilicate glass, color frit, and color rods. Each student will leave the class with a beautiful wine bottle stopper. Students Continue reading

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