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 – Social Media Marketing with Adobe Express & Product Photography for Artists – June 8

Fine Craft as a Business – Social Media Marketing with Adobe Express & Product Photography for Artists 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, Erika Ortiz, Product Manager at Adobe, will […]

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

  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
     2024-06-15
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
     2024-06-16
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – Participants should have completed several stained glass projects (e.g., panels, butterflies, snowflakes) and be familiar with the basic cutting, breaking, foiling, and soldering skills. Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will help participants develop the skills and confidence to design and create stained glass art that represents your Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-06-15
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward Skill Level: Participants should have completed at least one beginner stained glass panel project (may be with any instructor/venue) and have a desire to improve skills or take on more complex projects. Description: The Stained Glass Open Studio is open to anyone who has worked in glass, who Continue reading

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  • Cloisonné Enameling - Day 1
     2024-06-15
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Cloisonné Enameling - Day 2
     2024-06-16
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Beth deVitry Skill Level: Beginner Learn this ancient technique to make a beautifully finished piece of cloisonné jewelry. Students will learn to apply transparent vitreous enamel on fine silver. Techniques covered will be filing, heating the silver (flashing), doming, wire forming, wet packing, sifting, and grinding enamel, and kiln use. Beginner level is accepted, Continue reading

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  • Creating Unique Greeting Cards with Monotype Printmaking
     2024-06-15
     11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Andrew Reineberg Skill Level: Beginner This workshop will demonstrate the monotype printmaking process. Attendants will learn how to construct and print a monotype using watercolor and specific printmaking ink. This workshop will utilize both a table top printing press and a wooden spoon for a more at home DIY approach. At the end of the Continue reading

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  • Andrew Reineberg
    Andrew Reineberg received his BFA in Printmaking from Millersville University in 2016, but has been making since a child at the kitchen table with his grandparents. He has since taught community classes at local galleries and institutions and shown his work at Millersville University's Sykes Gallery and locally at the Lancaster Museum of Art and various pop-up shows around town.

  • Dendritic Agate Pendants
     2024-06-17
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a one of a one-of-a-kind Dendritic Agate pendant in sterling silver in this new class! Students will dive into the world of jewelry making, specifically focusing on crafting exquisite pieces in sterling silver. Participants will fabricate a prong setting from scratch, adding a personalized touch to their stunning agate Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
     2024-06-19
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
     2024-06-19
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
     2024-06-19
     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!  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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  • Fanciful Fraktur Birds
     2024-06-22
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner For lo, the winter is gone……the time for the singing of birds has come! Celebrate spring with a fanciful Fraktur bird drawing. In this workshop, participants will learn what birds were prevalent here in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 1700s and find connections through Fraktur images. Learn where the polka-dot, Continue reading

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  • Resin & Alcohol Ink Coasters
     2024-06-22
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Megan Hogeman Skill Level: Beginner For beginner or advanced artists, learn how to create 4 one-of-a-kind 4” round coasters with epoxy resin & alcohol inks using various techniques & tricks! Megan will introduce the do’s & don’ts of working with resin & show its versatility as a medium. All materials are included in the 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.