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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  • Pumpkin Gourds
     9:30 am - 12:30 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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  • Eucalyptus Magic
     9:30 am - 12:00 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 14” x 72” silk or wool gauze scarf. Through the magic of eco-dyeing, the leaves impart their color to the cloth. In the first session, you’ll put your scarves Continue reading

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  • Making Botanical Ink
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Create ink using plants and iron. We’ll create two inks, one gray/black from nuts or sumac and iron and a clear yellow from marigolds or turmeric. While the ink is cooking, you’ll create a sketchbook with drawings and watercolor paper to practice your penmanship with when the ink is Continue reading

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  • Design Your Own Engagement Ring
     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.

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