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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  • Nantucket Baskets: Afternoon Session
    2023-01-08
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Nantucket Baskets: Afternoon Session
    2023-01-15
    1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Instructor: Bob Antonishak Skill Level: Some basket weaving experience 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 not Continue reading

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  • Make Your Own Ceramic Mug
    2023-01-08
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Susan Burlingame Skill Level: Beginner Hand-build your own ceramic mug in this 3-hour class! Students will learn how to roll out clay, imprint with texture, and build a mug. You will pick a finish glaze from provided samples. Mugs will dry slowly and be kiln-fired and glazed by the instructor. The mugs will be Continue reading

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2023-01-08
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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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  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 1
    2023-01-14
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Garden Stakes - Day 2
    2023-01-22
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner  A brightly colored stained glass garden stake provides an attractive focal point for any garden, entry point to a home, or even among plantings on a deck. Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Master Artisan Dan Hayward will guide you through creating your own distinctive garden stake.  This is an ideal means Continue reading

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  • Needle Felted Snowmen
    2023-01-14
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Learn to make an adorable Mini Snowman with a needle, foam, and some wool! All materials are provided, including a foam felting pad and two felting needles. No experience is necessary; local fiber artist and instructor Lisa Haldeman will walk you through this fun and easy craft step by step! This class Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2023-01-15
    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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  • Gingko Leaf Necklace
    2023-01-15
    10:30 am - 1:00 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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  • Ceramic Heart Ring Dish
    2023-01-15
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Donna Lashof Skill Level: Beginner In this creative workshop, participants will learn to roll clay slabs, cut out shapes and use various textures to create heart decorations. Each participant will create one heart hanging with 3 pieces and/or a heart ring dish. The instructor will glaze and fire the finished pieces in her studio Continue reading

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  • Frit Glass Pendants
    2023-01-16
    6:00 pm - 8:30 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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  • Water Casting
    2023-01-18
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Join us for a fun afternoon of water casting! Using fine or sterling silver to create tiny elements of organic shapes in silver. This class is all about experimenting and serendipity! Nancy will demonstrate the technique and then show you how to use the castings to create a ring, earrings, or a Continue reading

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