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!

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

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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 and PNC Bank.


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  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 1
    2022-05-21
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 2
    2022-05-22
    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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  • Emerald Stacking Rings
    2022-05-21
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Celebrate May’s beautiful birthstone in this new Emerald ring workshop! Learn how to forge and texture a variety of sterling ring bands with heat and hammers. Create specialized accents with tiny granulation and water cast methods. Learn how to set these flat-topped emeralds in a tulip prong setting in sterling silver. The instructor Continue reading

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  • Gourd Carrots
    2022-05-22
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Suzi Nonn Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to make carrots out of gourds and wool in this new class! Students will make 6 carrots using banana gourds dyes with Artisan dye and Pitt Pen markings. The leaves of the carrot are a strip of wool that you will learn how to twirl at the end Continue reading

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  • Spring Quilted Flower Pillow
    2022-05-22
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Burd Kerchner Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to do a few easy quilt patterns to make an awesome Spring Flower Pillow.  Once you learn these you are off to make bigger and cooler blocks. All materials are included in the tuition. Materials provided include fabric, pillow insert, thread, and batting. Please note *** Students will need Continue reading

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  • Intro to Glassblowing
    2022-05-23
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for an evening introduction to glassblowing and explore the world of glass! Come knowing nothing, leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. Shot glass, bud vase, or a holiday ornament are some examples of what can be made in this fun class! No prior experience Continue reading

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  • Indigo & Shibori
    2022-05-28
    10:00 am - 4:00 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 indigo vat is reducing, they will explore bound, clamped, and sewn Shibori methods Continue reading

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  • Portuguese Knitting
    2022-05-28
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Faith Ronk Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced. Portuguese knitting is a method of knitting that uses a pin or necklace to tension your yarn. The class will include knitting and purling with the right and left hands as well as a basic basketweave scarf. Experienced knitters welcome. We will be learning with cotton and Continue reading


  • Frit Glass Pendants
    2022-05-28
    10:00 am - 12:30 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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  • Fused Glass Seascape
    2022-05-28
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Make a nautical scene in fused glass in this new workshop! Students will create an approximately 8-inch circle design which is comprised of a seascape, lighthouse, and sailboat. The design will be created by cutting glass following a pattern, however, students can create their own version of the design Continue reading

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  • Sea Turtle Pendants
    2022-05-28
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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