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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  • Pumpkin Gourds
     11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Jeffrey McCombie Skill Level: Beginner Description: In this class, students will be introduced to the unique craft of gourding through the creation of a simple, but beautiful pumpkin.  To create your unique pumpkin we will focus on elements of design and color. After selecting your gourd, you will learn proper cleaning, sanding, and leveling techniques Continue reading

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  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
     10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three stacking rings in this fun workshop! Students will learn how to size, form, solder, and finish two 14 k gold-filled bands and one sterling silver band. Techniques in texturizing metal and polishing will be covered in class. Students will leave with three beautiful rings that they can wear Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
     2:00 pm - 4:30 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!  Learn ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting in this fun class. All materials are Continue reading

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  • Metals 2 - Day 2
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Metals 2 - Day 3
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Metals 2 - Day 4
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Beth deVitry Skill Level: Metals 1 or previous experience This class takes a deeper dive into working with metals. Students will work on their own designs or one offered in class. Students will learn to fabricate forms and embellish surfaces using the torch. This class will cover stone setting as well as creating settings Continue reading

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  • Metals & Enameling Open Studio
     12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Beth deVitry Skill Level: Intermediate This class is intended as an extension to Cloisonné Enameling or Jewelry workshop. Students will have an opportunity to complete a project started in class or to experiment with their new techniques. Materials Needed: Anything needed to complete your unfinished project. Please note *** A materials fee is due Continue reading

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  • Resin Jewelry
     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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  • Make an Oversized Jacket, Overshirt, or Shacket from Repurposed Materials - Day 1
     5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Make an Oversized Jacket, Overshirt, or Shacket from Repurposed Materials - Day 2
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Make an Oversized Jacket, Overshirt, or Shacket from Repurposed Materials - Day 3
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: William Jefferies Skill Level: Intermediate/Expert; must have some level of experience with using a sewing machine. In this 3 day class, students will learn to sew their very own oversized jacket or overshirt/shacket with repurposed materials. Each student may bring their own fabrics or other material(s)and notions for this class or materials can be Continue reading

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  • William Jefferies
    Hello there! My name is William and my obsession with the fashion industry started in 10th grade when I first learned screen printing and I began making t-shirts for family and friends. After high school, I embarked on a mission to gain further knowledge about the fashion industry attending Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts(AiYork) and the Art Institute of Philadelphia, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design.

  • Rug Hooked Pears
     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Juliana Kapusta Skill Level: Beginner The historic art of traditional hand-hooked rugs has been admired since colonial times. Like many art forms, hooked rugs were made out of necessity, utilizing scraps and upcycling. By pulling up one loop at a time, you can create a beautiful 6 and ¼” by 6 and ¼” heirloom Continue reading

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  • Glass Bead Wine Bottle Stopper
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking while making unique glass beads for a one-of-a-kind wine 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 wine bottle stopper. Students Continue reading

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