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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  • Glass Blown Christmas Pickle
    2022-12-08
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner In this two-hour class, students will have the opportunity to make a pickle ornament all on their own! Students will learn the basics of color application and blowing after witnessing the instructor do a demonstration. All materials are included in the tuition. About the Instructor: In life, the recycling Continue reading

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  • Gingko Leaf Necklace
    2022-12-08
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to make a stone set Gingko necklace in this new workshop! Students will learn how to size, form, solder, and finish their pieces. Techniques in texturing metal and polishing will be covered in class. Students will have the option to solder and stone set a 6mm cabochon to Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2022-12-10
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day workshop, stained glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help you through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing. Participants will be able Continue reading

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  • Make a Cardinal Wall Art Quilt
    2022-12-10
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Burd Kerchner Skill Level: Beginner An Art Quilt is a creative work that is layered and stitched. In this class, students will learn how to create a 12’ x 12” Cardinal Wall Art Quilt, using small scraps for the fabric to make the bird’s body and leaves. Students will then quilt the bird after the design is complete and leave Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2022-12-11
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner During this one-day workshop, stained glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating “snowflakes” from stained glass. Dan will help you through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, positioning the pieces, soldering, and finishing. Participants will be able Continue reading

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  • Glass Blown Christmas Ornaments
    2022-12-13
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Peluso Skill Level: Beginner In this two-hour class, students will have the opportunity to make an ornament all on their own! Students will learn the basics of color application and blowing after witnessing the instructor do a demonstration. All materials are included in the tuition. About the Instructor: In life, the recycling of Continue reading

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  • Glass Snowmen Ornaments
    2022-12-16
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill level: Beginner Learn how to make your own snowman ornaments in this new class! Students will learn the basics of working with Borosilicate and Frit glass while creating cute snowmen. Make as many ornaments as you wish to decorate your tree or give them as gifts. No flameworking experience is necessary. Continue reading

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  • Frit Glass Pendants
    2022-12-17
    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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  • Woven Wall Hanging
    2022-12-17
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Beckie Hynes Skill Level: Beginner Weave a tapestry wall hanging just in time for a holiday present or treat for yourself! Students will learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom, including various techniques to add texture and dimension. Each student will complete one wall hanging during class. Please bring paper and a pencil Continue reading

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