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

  • Resin Jewelry
     2024-10-11
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Hattie Weselyk Skill Level: All Come explore the magic of resin and suspend dried, pressed botanicals forever in your very own handmade jewelry. Students will be using UV-curing resin and lights, provided by the studio. Each student will make 3-4 pieces with their choice of earrings, pendants, or keychains. Plenty of jewelry settings/bezels will Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 1
     2024-10-19
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
     2024-10-26
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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  • Glass Plant Stake Mushrooms
     2024-10-19
     10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Ilene Schenkel Skill Level: Beginner Flameworking with soft glass, you will start with a basic barrel shape, add and shape glass mushroom caps, and then apply some creative designs to the cap and base with your choice of colors. Add these adorable 9-11” handcrafted plant stakes to liven up your potted plants or fairy Continue reading

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  • Ilene Schenkel
    Ilene is a member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen. She is on the Boards of the PA Guild of Craftsmen (PGC) as well as the Lancaster Designer Craftsmen Chapter of the PGC. She has a successful Etsy shop and has participated in some local art fairs. Her glass works are displayed at the Guild store, other shops in Lancaster, and in other locations in Pennsylvania. Ilene has been flameworking for over 15 years and recently completed classes at the Studio at Corning and at the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. Etsy site – beadsbyileneshop – https://etsy.me/30m2RtN

  • Introduction to Mosaic Art - Day 1
     2024-10-26
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Introduction to Mosaic Art - Day 2
     2024-10-27
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Aya Kinoshita Skill level: Beginner Aya will introduce you to how to make mosaics using a couple of hand tools. You will make a design, cut the glass into different shapes, attach the pieces, and grout it. At the end, you will be amazed by your beautiful and unique mosaic! It will be an 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

  • Design Your Own Engagement Ring
     2024-11-02
     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

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  • 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.

  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 1
     2025-01-19
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets - Day 2
     2025-01-26
     9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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