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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  • Stained Glass Snowflakes
    2023-01-21
    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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  • Bezel Set Stud Earrings
    2023-01-21
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nancy Bryant Skill Level: Beginner Choose from a fresh selection of rose-cut gems and design yourself a new pair of stud earrings. Using sterling silver materials and gems like, citrine, kyanite, garnet, turquoise, and tourmaline learn to build bezels and enhance them with decorative wire and tiny beaded granulation. Basic soldering skills will be demonstrated Continue reading

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  • Pysanky: Acid Etching
    2023-01-22
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Jennifer Domal Skill Level: Beginner Join us for this new workshop! Students will learn how to acid etch designs onto egg shells to create beautiful Pysanky eggs. We will discuss and use acid etching using beeswax resist on a natural eggshell using gentle household acids on white and colored chicken shells to achieve texture and Continue reading

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  • Metalsmithing Basics: Soldering, Texturizing, and Stone Setting
    2023-01-28
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: Beginner In this workshop, students will learn fundamental metalsmithing techniques to help begin their journey of metalsmithing and creating bench-fabricated jewelry!  Learn ways to transform sheet metal through soldering with an Acetylene torch, texturizing with metal stamps and planishing hammers, and stone setting in this fun class. All materials are Continue reading

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  • Flameworking Glass Beads
    2023-01-29
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Come and explore the world of glass bead-making! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders, and bicones. Shop maintenance Continue reading

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  • Needle Felted Penguins
    2023-02-04
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Lisa Haldeman Skill Level: Beginner Join local Fiber Artist and Instructor, Lisa Haldeman to make a cute little Needle Felted Penguin that you can display year after year. No Experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. This is always a fun class! Students must be at least 16 years old to participate. Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2023-02-12
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2023-02-18
    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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  • Frit Glass Pendants
    2023-02-25
    10:30 am - 1:00 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. 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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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2023-03-04
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2023-03-05
    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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  • Rug Hooked Spring Songbird Coasters
    2023-03-18
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Juliana Kapusta Skill Level: Beginner The historic art of traditional hand-hooked rugs has been admired since colonial times. Like many forms of art, hooked rugs were made out of necessity, utilizing scraps and upcycling. By pulling up loops of cut fabric, one at a time, you can create four sweet little songbird coasters. They Continue reading

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