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

Call for Artists – Haverford 2024 Spring Art & Fine Craft Show

Rollying Jury Application Deadline: April 20th
The Haverford Guild of Craftsmen is now accepting applications for their 2024 Spring Art & Fine Craft Show! This is an indoor juried event, featuring some of the finest arts and crafts in the Philadelphia area. HGC Fine Art & Craft Shows attract visitors...

Reading-Berks – Spring Fine Art & Craft Festival Saturday, May 4, 2024

Application Deadline: April 15th

Time: 9 AM to 3 PM Location: Renninger’s Farmer’s Market, Outside under the Pavilion 740 Noble Street Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530 Download an Application Here There is no application fee. Applications are open till April 15th. For more information, visit the website here: https://rbcrafts.org/festivals/first-saturdays/ We’re gearing up...

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 – Your Craft Show Experience: From Application to Exhibition to “I DID IT!” – February 24

  Fine Craft as a Business – Your Craft Show Experience: From Application to Exhibition to “I DID IT!” Location: PA Guild of Craftsmen (PGC), 335 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA, 2nd Floor  (In person and via Zoom). Our PGC has created two brand new Fine Craft Fairs for 2024.  The changes we made make […]

Smithsonian Craft Show & Renwick Gallery Bus Trip – May 2

Join us for a Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Coach Trip to Washington, DC on May 2 to visit the Smithsonian Craft Show and Renwick Gallery! May 2, 2024 Round trip coach to the Smithsonian Crafts Show and the Renwick GalleryFee – $90.00. The fee does not include entry fees or lunch. Schedule:8:00 am Depart PA […]

Upcoming Workshops

  • Gold & Silver Rutilated Quartz Earrings
     2024-05-04
     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Immerse yourself in the art of jewelry fabrication, explore the magic of rutilated quartz, and leave the class with a wearable masterpiece that reflects your individual style and craftsmanship in this new workshop! Students will dive into the world of jewelry making, specifically focusing on crafting exquisite earrings in 14k Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Garden Party
     2024-05-05
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level:  Intermediate – Prior beginner or equivalent class required. During this 1-day class, you will make a 3-D succulent using a pattern for the leaves and step-by-step instructions provided by the instructor.  All of the cutting, grinding, and foiling steps will be familiar to anyone who has taken any of Dan’s Continue reading

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  • Glass Flower Pendants
     2024-05-05
     10:30 am - 1:00 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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  • Beginning Flameworked Glass Beads
     2024-05-05
     2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the captivating world of flameworked glass bead making in this hands-on and engaging class designed for adults exploring this mesmerizing art form for the first time. Led by experienced instructor, Jessica Keemer, this course provides a unique opportunity to delve into the ancient craft of shaping glass with Continue reading

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  • Gallery Wire Rings
     2024-05-07
     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 new 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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  • Flameworked Glass Air Plant Holder
     2024-05-09
     5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner This workshop will involve students bringing life to their curiosity of flameworked glass art and being guided through actively creating their own one-of-a-kind holders for air plants of their choice. The process will depict decoration methods using clear and colored glass, melting and forming the vessel with a torch Continue reading

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  • Glass Plant Stake Mushrooms
     2024-05-11
     10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Ilene Schenkel Skill Level: Beginner Flameworking with soft glass, you will start with a basic barrel shape, add and shape glass mushroom caps, and then apply some creative designs to the cap and base with your choice of colors. Add these adorable 9-11” handcrafted plant stakes to liven up your potted plants or fairy Continue reading

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  • Ilene Schenkel
    Ilene is a member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen. She is on the Boards of the PA Guild of Craftsmen (PGC) as well as the Lancaster Designer Craftsmen Chapter of the PGC. She has a successful Etsy shop and has participated in some local art fairs. Her glass works are displayed at the Guild store, other shops in Lancaster, and in other locations in Pennsylvania. Ilene has been flameworking for over 15 years and recently completed classes at the Studio at Corning and at the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. Etsy site – beadsbyileneshop – https://etsy.me/30m2RtN

  • Starry Night Pendants
     2024-05-11
     2:30 pm - 5:30 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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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Forming, & Roll Printing
     2024-05-15
     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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  • Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     2024-05-16
     5:30 pm - 8:30 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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