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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  • Glass Flower Pendants
    2022-08-15
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make a beautiful glass flower pendant in this fun workshop! Students will use borosilicate color rods to make their flower pendants. Everyone will make approximately 2-3 pieces and string them onto silk for a complete, ready-to-wear pendant! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  To purchase a ticket at the member discounted Continue reading

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  • Glass WaveCicles
    2022-08-17
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the basics of Flameworking glass while making your own glass WaveCicles in this new class! Students will use numerous colors to create wave-like shapes or ornaments that can be hung on a tree or a window. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  To purchase a ticket at the member discounted rate, Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
    2022-08-18
    6:00 pm - 8:30 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, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting. Continue reading

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  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
    2022-08-20
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
    2022-08-21
    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 which represents your Continue reading

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  • Frit Glass Pendants
    2022-08-21
    11:00 am - 1:30 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. Everyone will make approximately 3-5 pendants and string them onto silk for a complete, ready-to-wear pendant! Cancellation/Refund Policy:  To purchase Continue reading

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  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
    2022-08-24
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three handmade stacking rings in this class with local jeweler Jessica Keemer! Students will learn how to size, form, solder, and finish two 14 k gold-filled bands and one sterling silver band with a bezel set 6 mm stone. Techniques in texturing metal with a hammered finish will be an Continue reading

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  • Bezel Set Layered Pendants
    2022-08-25
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this new workshop, students will learn how to fabricate their own bezel set layered pendant to create a one-of-a-kind piece! Students will have an array of 6mm semi-precious cabochons to choose from for their piece. The basics of metalsmithing, soldering, stamping, texturizing, and polishing will be covered in Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 1
    2022-08-27
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 2
    2022-08-28
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner  A brightly colored stained glass garden stake provides an attractive focal point for any garden, entry point to a home, or even among plantings on a deck. Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Master Artisan Dan Hayward will guide you through creating your own distinctive garden stake.  This is an ideal means Continue reading

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  • Intro to Rug Hooking
    2022-08-27
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Juliana Kapusta Skill Level: Beginner The art of traditional hand hooked rugs have been admired since Colonial times. Like many fiber arts, hooked rugs were made out of necessity, utilizing scraps and upcycling worn-out clothing.  We will be working with wool, cut into strips, and pulled into loops to create a set of four, 4 and Continue reading


  • Metalsmithing Basics: Make a Set of Cuff Bracelets
    2022-09-01
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop series, students learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques to help begin their journey of metalsmithing and creating bench fabricated jewelry! Local jeweler, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sterling silver wire to form a cuff, solder bezel cups, and create different-sized silver granules to decorate their Continue reading

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