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

  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
     2024-05-29
     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. Students will have Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-05-31
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the ancient art of blacksmithing in this engaging and hands-on workshop! This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the world of metalworking, where they will learn the fundamental skills of forging, shaping, and creating functional items using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Students will learn how Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-05-31
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the ancient art of blacksmithing in this engaging and hands-on workshop! This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the world of metalworking, where they will learn the fundamental skills of forging, shaping, and creating functional items using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Students will learn how Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     2024-06-01
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create your own glass suncatchers through flameworking in this fun 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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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-06-01
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the ancient art of blacksmithing in this engaging and hands-on workshop! This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the world of metalworking, where they will learn the fundamental skills of forging, shaping, and creating functional items using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Students will learn how Continue reading

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  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
     2024-06-02
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • 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
     2024-06-02
     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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  • Glass Wave Meditation Stone
     2024-06-02
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Dive into the mesmerizing world of flameworking as you craft your very own wave meditation stones! Join us in this immersive workshop where you’ll discover the art of shaping molten glass into stunning creations. Under expert guidance, you’ll explore a range of vibrant colors and design techniques to fashion Continue reading

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  • Make a Ceramic Planter
     2024-06-02
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Donna Lashof Skill Level: Beginner In this creative workshop, participants will learn to roll clay slabs, apply texture and join clay slabs to form a planter, with a drip tray. Participants will choose a glaze from a selection of samples. The instructor will glaze and fire the finished pieces in her studio and return Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-06-07
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the ancient art of blacksmithing in this engaging and hands-on workshop! This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the world of metalworking, where they will learn the fundamental skills of forging, shaping, and creating functional items using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Students will learn how Continue reading

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Fine Craft As A Business

  • Fine Craft as a Business – Social Media Marketing & Product Photography for Artists
     2024-06-08
     10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Fine Craft as a Business – Social Media Marketing & 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 teach a one-hour Continue reading


  • 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.