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: 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

  • 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

Workshop Teachers

  • 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.

  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
     2024-09-08
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
     2024-09-21
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
     2024-09-22
     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
     2024-09-08
     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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  • Turn a Lidded Box
     2024-09-14
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Our new class for beginners is designed to introduce individuals to the art of crafting lidded boxes through woodturning. This class encompasses the fundamental aspects of creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing turned box with a lid.  Students will choose from several interesting wooden blanks for making the box Continue reading

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  • Garden Mosaic: Mosaic Stepping Stone - Day 1
     2024-09-14
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Garden Mosaic: Mosaic Stepping Stone - Day 2
     2024-09-15
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Aya Kinoshita Skill level: Beginner/Novice and Intermediate Mosaic stepping stones are great addition to your garden! It can give colors even during the wintertime. This is an outdoor mosaic project, so you will learn about all the materials that are appropriate for exterior mosaics. For beginners, Aya suggests a simple abstract design like mandala. 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

  • Illuminated Letter Fraktur
     2024-09-14
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to use pen and ink to create an elaborate letter in the Fraktur style of the late 1700s. Perfect to give as a gift or keep as your own. All supplies are included. Bring your own watercolors, colored pencils, or other medium of choice to add color to Continue reading

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  • Turn a Bowl
     2024-09-14
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a piece of domestic hardwood into a bowl for the first time. You can choose from several different hardwood blanks for your turning experience. No prior experience in bowl-turning is necessary. But, some turning experience is helpful. The goal of this class is to learn the Continue reading

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  • Ceramic Pumpkins
     2024-09-15
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Donna Lashof Skill Level: Beginner Make a ceramic pumpkin this fall that you can display year after year! In this creative workshop, participants will learn to roll clay slabs, apply texture and join clay slabs to form a small pumpkin. Participants will choose a glaze from a selection of samples. The instructor will glaze Continue reading

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  • Design Your Own Engagement Ring
     2024-09-21
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Sara Gallo Skill Level: Beginner Students will learn about the 4Cs of diamond grading and the best gemstones for everyday wear. We will look at real examples of various stone setting styles, and traditional and non-traditional engagement rings, and create an engagement ring design detailing accurate measurements and gem placement. Students are encouraged to bring Continue reading

Workshop Teachers

  • Sara Gallo
    Sara Gallo is an artist, jeweler, and CAD designer based in Lancaster, PA. She earned her BFA and BSE from Millersville University and MFA with a concentration in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Sara exhibited in the prestigious PMA craft show in 2011 and 2016. She currently works part-time as a custom jeweler, teaches with the PA Guild, and is a stay-at-home mom to her two kids.

  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-09-21
     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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Fine Craft As A Business