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

  • Macrame 101: Create Your Own Wall Hanging
     2024-04-20
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Lindsey Sansoni Skill Level: Beginner Unleash your creativity and learn a new skill in our macramé wall hanging class! These projects are perfect for beginners and seasoned macramé pros alike. All supplies are included in this class. Become a member of the Guild and save 10% on every workshop! View our membership options here. Continue reading

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  • 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

  • Turn a Birdhouse Ornament
     2024-04-20
     2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a birdhouse ornament using a lathe in this workshop! Students will choose from several interesting wooden blanks for making the bird’s nest and roof into a keepsake ornament  Students will learn to safely use a lathe, roughing, spindle, and detail gouges to shape the wood blank Continue reading

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  • Frit Glass Pendants
     2024-04-23
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking with frit glass! Students will use crushed-up glass and implode these small pieces of glass into clear glass to make frit pendants. Students will make approximately 3-5 pendants. All materials are included in the tuition. No experience is necessary. Appropriate for students aged 13 and Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-04-26
     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: Forge a Key Rack
     2024-04-27
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Spend the morning learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will learn the basics of forging steel to form a key rack. If you are a natural and have extra time, you’re welcome to make S hooks as well! The class will take place outside, rain or shine. We will set Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
     2024-04-27
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
     2024-04-28
     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
     2024-04-27
     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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  • Gallery Wire Rings
     2024-04-27
     10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to size, form, solder, and stone set a one-of-a-kind ring with intricate gallery wire in this new class! Techniques on finishing and polishing your rings will be covered in class. Various cabochons will be available for students to choose from, not just turquoise! No experience is necessary. All Continue reading

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  • Needle Felted Bunny
     2024-04-27
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make this sweet bunny out of wool and felt! Beginner level, no experience necessary! Local fiber artist and instructor Lisa Haldeman will walk you through this fun and easy craft step by step. The class will be approximately two hours long. Students must be at least 16 Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-04-27
     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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