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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  • Fused Glass Mosaic Lazy Susan
    2022-09-17
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Forney Skill Level: Beginner Create this decorative and functional fused glass mosaic Lazy Susan in this three-hour class! The finished piece will be approximately 12″ and will have a device attached to the bottom which allows it to spin. All materials are included in the tuition. Cancellation/Refund Policy:  To purchase Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2022-09-24
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2022-09-25
    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 Continue reading

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  • Organic Indigo & Shibori
    2022-10-08
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Carol Reed Skill Level: Beginner Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing and Shibori, an ancient Japanese resist technique on cloth. In the morning students will help make an organic indigo vat using local honey and a synthetic indigo vat. While the vats are reducing, they will explore bound, clamped, and sewn Shibori methods on Continue reading

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  • Eucalyptus Magic
    2022-10-10
    10:00 am - 1:30 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 silk scarf. Through the magic of eco-dyeing, the leaves impart their color to the cloth. In the morning session, you’ll put your scarf together, place them in the dye Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Halloween: Leaves - Day 1
    2022-10-15
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Halloween: Leaves - Day 2
    2022-10-16
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Master Artisan Dan Hayward has created a number of new patterns for leaves.  Available only during the Fall, this class offers each participant the opportunity to create an artwork that is unique in look and character.  You may mix a combination of reds, oranges, and yellows representing Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Halloween – Spider Webs! - Day 1
    2022-10-22
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Stained Glass Halloween – Spider Webs! - Day 2
    2022-10-23
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Stained Glass Halloween Special Opportunity – Spider Webs! Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Class description: Master Artisan Dan Hayward has created a number of patterns for stained glass Spider Webs.  Available only during October, this class offers each participant the opportunity to create an artwork that is unique in look and character.  Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2022-12-03
    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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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2022-12-04
    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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  • 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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  • 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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