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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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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  • Intro to Chasing & Repousse - Day 1
    2022-10-01
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Intro to Chasing & Repousse - Day 2
    2022-10-02
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Instructor: Seth Carlson Skill Level: All Chasing and repousse is a technique used to create a shallow relief or pattern on a flat piece of metal. This technique spans millennia and has been utilized by several cultures worldwide. The basic chasing and repousse class will offer an introduction to the tools, techniques, and history of Continue reading

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  • Fanciful Fraktur Birds
    2022-10-01
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner Where did Fraktur artists find their inspiration for the fanciful birds we see in their art of the 1700’s? In this workshop, participants will learn what birds were prevalent here in southeastern Pennsylvania and find connections through Fraktur images. Learn where the polka-dot, checkerboard and various striped patterns came Continue reading

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  • Needle Felted Harvest Mouse
    2022-10-01
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Join local Fiber Artist and Instructor, Lisa Haldeman to make a cute little Needle Felted Harvest Mouse that you can display year after year. No Experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate. About the Instructor: Lisa Haldeman is a Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets
    2022-10-02
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets
    2022-10-09
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience 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 not Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets
    2022-10-02
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets
    2022-10-09
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience 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 not Continue reading

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  • Wheel Thrown Pottery
    2022-10-04
    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 Continue reading

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  • Glass Bead Bottle Stopper
    2022-10-04
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking while making unique glass beads for a one-of-a-kind bottle stopper! Jeweler and flameworker, Jessica Keemer, will teach students the basics of making beads with borosilicate glass, color frit, and color rods. Each student will leave the class with a beautiful bottle stopper. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  [insert Continue reading

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  • Keum Boo Earrings
    2022-10-06
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Join us in this new workshop learning Keum boo, an ancient Korean metalsmithing technique combining 24kt gold to silver. Students will create shapes in sterling silver and learn the steps to prepare the metal for applying gold foil. Cutting sterling sheet, reticulation and oxidation will be demonstrated. There is also an option to Continue reading

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  • Organic Indigo & Shibori
    2022-10-08
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing and Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist technique on cloth. In the morning students will help make an organic indigo vat using local honey and a synthetic indigo vat. While the vats are reducing, they will explore bound, clamped, and sewn Shibori methods on Continue reading

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  • Eucalyptus Magic
    2022-10-10
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Join us to naturally dye a one-of-a-kind scarf.  We’ll use fresh eucalyptus leaves to create a unique pattern on a silk scarf. Through the magic of eco-dyeing, the leaves impart their color to the cloth. In the morning session, you’ll put your scarf together, place them in the dye Continue reading

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