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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  • 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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  • Glass Bead Bottle Stopper
    2022-12-17
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Learn the art of flameworking while making unique glass beads for a one-of-a-kind bottle stopper! Jeweler and flameworker, Jessica Keemer, will teach students the basics of making beads with borosilicate glass, color frit, and color rods. Each student will leave the class with a beautiful bottle stopper. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  [insert Continue reading

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  • Bezel Set Layered Pendants
    2022-12-18
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this new workshop, students will learn how to fabricate their own bezel set layered pendant to create a one-of-a-kind piece! Students will have an array of 6mm semi-precious cabochons to choose from for their pieces. The basics of metalsmithing, soldering, stamping, texturizing, and polishing will be covered in Continue reading

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  • Pysanky: Snowflake Eggs
    2022-12-18
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Jennifer Domal Skill Level: Beginner Have you seen pysanky on social media and been curious? Or maybe you’ve taken a class and need to finish. In this session, you will receive tools, beeswax, a candle, blown eggs and have access to instructor materials. This fun snowflake design is a vibrant introduction to this traditional folk art. Our focus Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Forming, and Roll Printing
    2022-12-18
    2:00 pm - 4:30 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, Jessica Keemer, will show students ways to transform sterling silver sheet metal and wire through roll printing, forming, and soldering to create a pendant and ring. Continue reading

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  • Bezel Set Layered Rings
    2022-12-20
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this 3 hour workshop, students will learn how to size, solder, and polish their own bezel set rings to create a one-of-a-kind piece! Stone choices will vary. Students are welcome to bring their own stones to set as long as they are less than 30 mm in size and Continue reading

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  • Stone Set Wrap Rings
    2022-12-22
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop, students will design their own wrap-style ring using sterling sheet metal. We will explore different texturing methods using the rolling mill and various hammers. Learn how to form, solder, and stone set an adjustable ring band in this fun class! All materials are included in the tuition. About Continue reading

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  • Glass Icicles
    2022-12-23
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill level: Beginner Learn how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments in this fun class! Students will learn the basics of working with Borosilicate and Frit glass while creating their own unique icicles. About the Instructor: Jessica Keemer Jessica is an award-winning artist who is also a Master Artisan of the Guild. She Continue reading

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2022-12-28
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels During this workshop, students will learn how to size, fabricate, solder, and finish a complete set of sterling silver stacking rings! Students will also have the option to bezel set a gemstone for one of their stacking rings and patterned or plain wire will be provided for your Continue reading

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  • Nantucket Baskets
    2023-01-08
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets
    2023-01-15
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience is preferred but not required This workshop will include the use of all necessary tools, mold, cane, and reed to complete a Nantucket basket ready for finishing.  The mold size will be between 3 and 5 inches with a solid cherry rim and base.  It is Continue reading

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