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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  • Custom Pet Portraits
     2024-07-17
     5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Matty Geez Skill Level: Beginner Come get creative and paint a portrait of your favorite furry friend. Participants will have images of their pets drawn on canvas by the instructor, and will then follow step-by-step instructions to fill in with acrylic paint. Pick a bright color for your background and bring your pet to Continue reading

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  • Date Night: Glassblowing
     2024-07-17
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner Join us for this fun date night class! Come knowing nothing, and leave with lots of knowledge and your own creations. Shot glass and a bud vase are some examples of what can be made in this workshop. No prior experience is required. All materials are included in the Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Roll Printed Wrap Rings
     2024-07-19
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Join our upcoming ring class where you’ll craft your very own roll-printed wrap ring in sterling silver! Dive into a selection of roll printing patterns, and craft an adjustable wrap band adorned with your choice of a cabochon or silver granules. Learn essential techniques including precision sawing, intricate texturing Continue reading

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  • Design Your Own Engagement Ring
     2024-07-20
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Sara Gallo Skill Level: Beginner Students will learn about the 4Cs of diamond grading and the best gemstones for everyday wear. We will look at real examples of various stone setting styles, and traditional and non-traditional engagement rings, and create an engagement ring design detailing accurate measurements and gem placement. Students are encouraged to bring Continue reading

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  • Sara Gallo
    Sara Gallo is an artist, jeweler, and CAD designer based in Lancaster, PA. She earned her BFA and BSE from Millersville University and MFA with a concentration in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Sara exhibited in the prestigious PMA craft show in 2011 and 2016. She currently works part-time as a custom jeweler, teaches with the PA Guild, and is a stay-at-home mom to her two kids.

  • Glass Flower Pendants
     2024-07-20
     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. Students will make approximately 2-3 pieces. All materials are included in the tuition. No experience is necessary. Appropriate for students aged 13 and up. Become a member of the Continue reading

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  • Gallery Wire Rings
     2024-07-22
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to size, form, solder, and stone set a one-of-a-kind ring with intricate gallery wire in this fun class! Techniques on finishing and polishing your rings will be covered in class. Various cabochons will be available for students to choose from, not just turquoise! No experience is necessary. All Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Forming, & Roll Printing
     2024-07-24 - 2024-07-28
     6:30 pm - 9:00 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 and glass artisan, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sterling silver sheet metal and wire through roll printing, forming, and soldering to create a pendant Continue reading

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  • Bead Fest: Flameworked Starry Night Pendants
     2024-07-31
     10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Create your own unique Starry Night pendant through flameworking! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple Starry Night pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a recognizable form will be Continue reading

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  • Bead Fest: Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     2024-07-31
     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create your own glass suncatchers through flameworking in this new class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass suncatchers utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a Continue reading

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