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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  • Beginning Flameworked Glass Beads
     2024-04-20
     2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the captivating world of flameworked glass bead making in this hands-on and engaging class designed for adults exploring this mesmerizing art form for the first time. Led by experienced instructor, Jessica Keemer, this course provides a unique opportunity to delve into the ancient craft of shaping glass with Continue reading

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  • Turn a Birdhouse Ornament
     2024-04-20
     2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner Learn to turn a birdhouse ornament using a lathe in this workshop! Students will choose from several interesting wooden blanks for making the bird’s nest and roof into a keepsake ornament  Students will learn to safely use a lathe, roughing, spindle, and detail gouges to shape the wood blank Continue reading

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  • Frit Glass Pendants
     2024-04-23
     6:30 pm - 9:00 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. Students will make approximately 3-5 pendants. All materials are included in the tuition. No experience is necessary. Appropriate for students aged 13 and Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-04-26
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the ancient art of blacksmithing in this engaging and hands-on workshop! This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the world of metalworking, where they will learn the fundamental skills of forging, shaping, and creating functional items using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Students will learn how Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing
     2024-04-26
     1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Unlock the ancient art of blacksmithing in this engaging and hands-on workshop! This introductory class provides a unique opportunity for participants to delve into the world of metalworking, where they will learn the fundamental skills of forging, shaping, and creating functional items using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Students will learn how Continue reading

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  • Introduction to Blacksmithing: Forge a Key Rack
     2024-04-27
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Spend the morning learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will learn the basics of forging steel to form a key rack. If you are a natural and have extra time, you’re welcome to make S hooks as well! The class will take place outside, rain or shine. We will set Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
     2024-04-27
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
     2024-04-28
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of making stained glass! PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the tools and techniques to create works in stained glass using the copper foil method.  The class begins with a safety overview and an introduction to the tools used.  Everyone will practice cutting and breaking Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-04-27
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward Skill Level: Participants should have completed at least one beginner stained glass panel project (may be with any instructor/venue) and have a desire to improve skills or take on more complex projects. Description: The Stained Glass Open Studio is open to anyone who has worked in glass, who Continue reading

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  • Fanciful Fraktur Birds
     2024-04-27
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor:   Emily Smucker-Beidler Skill Level: Beginner For lo, the winter is gone……the time for the singing of birds has come! Celebrate spring with a fanciful Fraktur bird drawing. In this workshop, participants will learn what birds were prevalent here in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 1700s and find connections through Fraktur images. Learn where the polka-dot, Continue reading

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  • Gallery Wire Rings
     2024-04-27
     10:30 am - 1:00 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 new 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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