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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  • Market Baskets
    2023-03-19
    10:00 am - 3:00 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 market basket ready for finishing.  It is not necessary to have basket-making experience but would be helpful.  If you have any questions please contact Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Butterflies
    2023-04-01
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Master Artisan Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – This class builds on glass cutting and soldering skills learned in a Beginner Stained Glass or its equivalent.  Not recommended for someone with no prior stained glass experience During this one-day workshop, PGC Master Artisan Dan Hayward will lead participants through the process of making 3-D butterflies.  Continue reading

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  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 1
    2023-04-08
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 2
    2023-04-22
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Next Steps in Stained Glass: From Blank Sheet to Finished Work of Art - Day 3
    2023-04-23
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – Participants should have completed several stained glass projects (e.g., panels, butterflies, snowflakes) and be familiar with the basic cutting, breaking, foiling, and soldering skills. Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will help participants develop the skills and confidence to design and create stained glass art which represents your Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Flowers
    2023-04-16
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: All During this workshop, stained glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will share his techniques for creating brightly colored flowers from stained glass. Based on the process used in Dan’s popular Snowflake classes, he will help you through each of the steps from selecting materials, shaping with a grinder, applying copper foil, Continue reading

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  • Leaded Glass - Day 1
    2023-04-29
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Leaded Glass - Day 2
    2023-04-29
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: Intermediate – Prior stained glass experience required. Description:  PA Guild of Craftsman Master Artisan Dan Hayward will introduce participants to the techniques to create works in stained glass using the traditional lead-came method of assembly.  This is the method of construction typically used in large installations like churches. There are Continue reading

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  • From the Potter's Wheel to the Kitchen Table
    2023-06-17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • From the Potter's Wheel to the Kitchen Table
    2023-06-18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Allison Severance Skill Level: All skill levels I make pots that are meant to have a job – to be used on a daily basis and that hopefully enhance and add pleasure to the rituals of preparing, sharing, and enjoying food. The serving and prep of food for me (and my domesticity) play a Continue reading

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