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

  • Introduction to Sculpting Glass
     2024-03-24
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop students will be led to address the common techniques to create and issues involved with beginner level sculpting of borosilicate glass. We’ll draw from a variety of forms in application using the characteristics of each to hone in on a technical and aesthetic understanding of the Continue reading

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  • Origami Wreath
     2024-03-24
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Amanda Church of Whimsical Folds Skill Level: Beginner Have fun making an origami wreath. Fold 18 modules, each from a large square 8 inches by 8 inches and connect them together to form a circle. There are no complicated folds making the class suitable for beginners as well as being fun for anyone with more Continue reading

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  • Amanda Church
    I have loved crafts since I was young and always enjoyed paper crafts since it is a material easy to obtain and inexpensive. Having spent many years as a Bookkeeper, crafting has always been a good way to relax and unwind. Modular Origami is my main passion as the designs that can be produced are limitless. It is a way to spread joy with paper without words.

  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Forming, & Roll Printing
     2024-03-28
     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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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-03-29
     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
     2024-03-29
     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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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-03-30
     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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  • Painted Barn Quilt
     2024-03-30
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Create a mesmerizing painted barn quilt in this new workshop with Kathleen Forney! The finished design is on exterior 1/2 inch lightweight exterior primed  wood with exterior paint. Students will have a choice of design and colors. The finished design measures 2’x 2′. All materials are included in the Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-03-30
     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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  • Make and Create Weekend Retreat: PCA&D and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen - Day 1
     2024-04-06
     9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Make and Create Weekend Retreat: PCA&D and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen - Day 2
     2024-04-07
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Make and Create Weekend Retreat: PCA&D and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Dates: April 6 & 7 Times: 9 AM – 3:30 PM And 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Meetings: 2 Days: Saturday & Sunday Instructor: Leah Limpert Walt, Michael Peluso, Amanda Scudner, And Carol Reed Do you need time immersing yourself in making and Continue reading


  • Introduction to Mosaic Art - Day 1
     2024-04-06
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Introduction to Mosaic Art - Day 2
     2024-04-07
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Aya Kinoshita Skill level: Beginner Aya will introduce students to creating mosaics using a couple of hand tools. Students will make a design, cut the glass into different shapes, attach the pieces, and grout it. By the end of the class, you will be amazed by your beautiful and unique mosaic! All materials and Continue reading

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  • 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


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