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

  • Macramé Plant Hangers
     2024-06-22
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Lindsey Sansoni Skill Level: Beginner Create a cozy home with handmade plant hangers for your wall 🪴✨ This unique hands-on creative experience is designed for plant & craft lovers of all experience levels. In this DIY plant hanger workshop, you’ll learn to create your very own macrame plant hanger. Your instructor will guide you Continue reading

Workshop Teachers

  • Lindsey Sansoni
    Born & raised in Harrisburg PA, Lindsey Sansoni was re-introduced to macrame during the pandemic and hasn't put it down since. Sharing her love of the craft with others has become a passion of hers and now full-time job. Lindsey has been teaching macrame classes every month since March 2021. She's taught over 200 students how to create various projects. Her mission at Why Knot is to cultivate a welcoming environment for diverse learners, from novices to seasoned creators.  http://www.whyknotpa.com

  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-06-28
     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
     2024-06-28
     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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  • Intermediate Blacksmithing: Forge a Bell
     2024-06-29
     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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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
     2024-06-29
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
     2024-06-30
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of making stained glass! PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the tools and techniques to create works in stained glass using the copper foil method.  The class begins with a safety overview and an introduction to the tools used.  Everyone will practice cutting and breaking Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-06-29
     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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  • Mosaic Pendants
     2024-06-29
     10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Aya Kinoshita Skill level: Beginner Are you ready to get breaking? Let’s break some glass and make your original pendant! You can choose your base shape. Also there are a variety of glass colors and tiles to choose from. You will learn how to cut glass pieces and tiles with a pair of nippers Continue reading

Workshop Teachers

  • Aya Kinoshita
    Aya Kinoshita is a mosaic artist living in Lancaster, PA. She is originally from Tokyo, Japan. She has enjoyed working with visual and performing artists and also researching and teaching about art management and cultural anthropology. Since 2016, she has been making mosaics and made multiple mosaic murals for Penn State Medical Centers in and around Lancaster. https://ayatrapeze.wixsite.com/mosaics

  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
     2024-07-06
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
     2024-07-07
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of making stained glass! PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the tools and techniques to create works in stained glass using the copper foil method.  The class begins with a safety overview and an introduction to the tools used.  Everyone will practice cutting and breaking Continue reading

Workshop Teachers


  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-07-06
     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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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
     2024-07-06
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two-hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first piece Continue reading

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