The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen offers an array of classes for adults in blacksmithing, glass, jewelry, fiber, wood, and pottery. Our workshops are accessible for everyone, with most being suitable for beginners. We strive to continually connect our Guild members and local artists to the local community through education. Join us for an afternoon or evening and learn a new skill!

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Our Project

The Guild has installed plumbing to operate our Flame Shop safely for glass workshops. This will create more educational prospects for students and income opportunities for our instructors.

The majority of our students live in Lancaster County as well as our instructors. Our glass instructors bring their scientific knowledge of the discipline making it a true STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) project.

This studio makes possible varied educational classes including marbles, beads, ornaments, jewelry, and more, and expands our workshop offerings for learners aged 12 and up.

The flame shop installation was made possible through funding from The Steinman Foundation.
We are grateful to our sponsors: Tempchek Mechanical Services, UGI, and PNC Bank.


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  • Leather Clutch - Online Workshop
    2022-11-10 - 2023-12-31
    12:20 pm - 11:55 pm

Instructor: Lisa Ditty Skill Level: Beginner “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop – Online Class – Ongoing LPDstudios has teamed up with the PA Guild of Craftsmen and is now offering its first “Make Me Mine” Leather Clutch Workshop as an online class.  Now you can create this beautiful leather clutch in your own home.  Continue reading

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  • Bezel Set Layered Turquoise Pendants
    2023-02-08
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to fabricate, solder, and polish their own bezel set pendants with a unique turquoise stone. An array of natural turquoise will be available for students to choose from. All pendants will be made out of sterling silver with a custom bezel Continue reading

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  • Lost Wax Casting - Day 2
    2023-02-10
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Lost Wax Casting - Day 4
    2023-02-24
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Lost Wax Casting - Day 3
    2023-02-17
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Lost Wax Casting - Day 5
    2023-03-03
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Hattie Wesleyk Skill Level: All Come learn the wonders of the ancient technique of Lost Wax Casting. Students will carve a ring from wax adding their own unique design and texture. From there you will learn how to cast your wax ring into solid sterling silver. Techniques include wax carving, sprueing wax tree, investing, Continue reading

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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    2023-02-10
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two-hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first piece Continue reading

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  • Botanical Jewelry in Precious Metal Clay - Day 1
    2023-02-11
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Botanical Jewelry in Precious Metal Clay - Day 2
    2023-02-18
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Hattie Wesleyk Skill Level: All Come explore the art of precious metal clay and create your own silver jewelry inspired by botanical finds. In this two-part series, you’ll press flowers and leaves into metal clay, which will then be kiln-fired to create 99.9% pure silver jewelry. Each student will leave with their own custom-designed Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2023-02-12
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2023-02-18
    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 Continue reading

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  • Glass Heart Pendants
    2023-02-12
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn and actively participate in the experience of creating your own unique heart pendant through flameworking. Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple heart pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass Continue reading

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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    2023-02-15
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Carlo Jury Skill Level: Beginner Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw clay? In this two-hour class, students will learn the skills necessary to throw bowls, cups, and cylinders. Each student will have the chance to make several pieces and choose from 2 house glazes to fire their work in. The first piece Continue reading

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2023-02-15
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to size, fabricate, solder, and finish a complete set of sterling silver stacking rings! Students will also have the option to bezel set a gemstone for one of their stacking rings and patterned or plain wire will be provided Continue reading

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  • Fused Glass Heart Bowl or Suncatcher
    2023-02-18
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Learn the fundamentals of working in fused glass while creating a heart bowl or suncatcher in this fun class! Students will learn techniques for cutting glass and incorporating that glass into a pattern of their design and in the color of their choice. The piece will be taken to Kathleen’s Continue reading

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