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

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: We’re gearing up...

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...

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 […]

Upcoming Workshops

  • Mushroom Garden Stakes
     10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Karen Peiffer Skill Level: Beginner In this fun class, students will learn how to make beautiful and unique ceramic mushroom garden stakes that can be used to add a touch of whimsy to your outdoor space. This class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience in ceramics. Students will be provided with all Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     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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  • Resin & Alcohol Ink Coasters
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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  • Gold & Silver Rutilated Quartz Earrings
     6:30 pm - 9:00 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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  • Smithsonian Craft Show & Renwick Gallery Bus Trip
     8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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 Gallery Fee – $90.00. The fee does not include entry fees or lunch. Schedule: 8:00 am Continue reading

  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
     6:30 pm - 9:00 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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  • Intermediate Blacksmithing: Forge a Bell
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Intermediate Elevate your blacksmithing skills to new heights with our immersive all-day workshop focused on crafting a blacksmithed bell. Tailored for intermediate students with prior experience in the forge, this intensive session offers a deep dive into the intricate art of bell forging. Throughout the day, participants will master advanced forging Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     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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  • Dovetailed Salt Cellar Box - Day 2
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dovetailed Salt Cellar Box - Day 1
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Evan Germann Skill Level: Beginner/Novice to Advanced Dive into the art of dovetail joinery in our new workshop! Learn to craft a dovetailed salt cellar box, concentrating on precision joinery techniques in this two-day workshop. This class suits all levels, from beginners to seasoned woodworkers eager to refine their skills. Students will leave with a Continue reading

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  • Evan Germann
    Evan Germann is a highly skilled craftsman specializing in millwork, with a strong background in cabinet making, and furniture design. He has a Bachelor's degree in History of Art with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, and a further specialized education from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Cabinet Making and Wood Technology. Evan has seamlessly blended artistry with craftsmanship. His career has spanned roles such as the Specialty Millwork Department Lead and cabinetmaker at Seven Trees Woodworking, where he found a niche in elaborate exterior doors. Evan's entrepreneurial spirit also led him to establish his own business, offering custom furniture, cabinetry, and millwork. With skills using both industrial and hand power tools, Evan is a dynamic professional capable of bringing complex designs to life.

  • Solar Quartz Pendants
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a one of a one-of-a-kind solar quartz pendant in sterling silver in this new class! Solar quartz is said to enhance energy and bring emotional strength to the wearer. Students will dive into the world of jewelry making, specifically focusing on the art of crafting exquisite pieces in sterling Continue reading

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Fine Craft As A Business