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: https://rbcrafts.org/festivals/first-saturdays/ We’re gearing up...

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

Rolling 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...

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

  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
     2024-05-25
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
     2024-05-26
     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
     2024-05-25
     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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  • Fused Glass Butterflies & Dragonflies
     2024-05-25
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create their own stunning butterfly or dragonfly masterpiece under the guidance of experienced instructor and fused glass artist, Kathleen Forney. All necessary glass materials, tools, and safety equipment will be provided for the class. Participants are encouraged to bring Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
     2024-05-29
     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!  Learn ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting in this fun class. All materials are Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Marquetry, Inlay, and Veneering
     2024-06-01
     10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Roger & Debbie Serfass Skill Level: Beginner Step into the world of exquisite craftsmanship in our captivating workshop and explore the art of marquetry, inlay, and veneering in this new class!  Students will learn how to incorporate basic cutting and gluing techniques to make an inlaid picture or box and embark on a journey where Continue reading

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  • Roger Serfass
    Roger Serfass of Village Wood Designs creates furniture and accessories as well as two and three-dimensional art in domestic hardwoods and exotic wood veneers combining the techniques of marquetry, inlay, and lamination. Since 1976, he and his wife Deborah Fonash have maintained a studio workshop in Lancaster County, PA. Here, they design and build unique wall units, bookcases, shelves, boxes, and wall art. Influences include George Nakashima, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Shakers, and the Art Deco movement. Artistic woodwork that is well-crafted, sustainable, and affordable is a primary goal. Roger has been a juried member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen for 45 years, receiving the "Craftsman of Distinction" Award in 2014. He has exhibited and sold his woodwork at over 200 juried craft fairs in PA, DE, MD, and VA since 1975.
  • Debbie Fonash
    Deborah Fonash was a teacher for 50 years. She taught Kindergarten, Second grade, and was a Special Educator in Seventh Grade. She has helped her husband Roger Serfass design, build, and finish his unique inlaid furniture and wood accessories. Together they have exhibited in over 250 juried art and craft shows.

  • Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     2024-06-01
     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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  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
     2024-06-02
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
     2024-06-15
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
     2024-06-16
     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
     2024-06-02
     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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  • Glass Wave Meditation Stone
     2024-06-02
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Dive into the mesmerizing world of flameworking as you craft your very own wave meditation stones! Join us in this immersive workshop where you’ll discover the art of shaping molten glass into stunning creations. Under expert guidance, you’ll explore a range of vibrant colors and design techniques to fashion Continue reading

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  • Make a Ceramic Planter
     2024-06-02
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Donna Lashof Skill Level: Beginner In this creative workshop, participants will learn to roll clay slabs, apply texture and join clay slabs to form a planter, with a drip tray. Participants will choose a glaze from a selection of samples. The instructor will glaze and fire the finished pieces in her studio and return Continue reading

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Fine Craft As A Business