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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  • Flameworked Glass Starry Night Pendants: Pre-College Grades 9-12
     2024-03-16
     10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Create your own celestial masterpiece in this exciting class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple Starry Night pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a recognizable form will be Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Starry Night Pendants
     2024-03-16
     10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Create your own celestial masterpiece in this exciting class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple Starry Night pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a recognizable form will be Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Suncatchers: Pre-College Grades 9-12
     2024-03-16
     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create your own glass suncatchers through flameworking in this new class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass suncatchers utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Suncatchers
     2024-03-16
     2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn how to create your own glass suncatchers through flameworking in this fun class! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass suncatchers utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a Continue reading

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  • Gold & Silver Stacking Rings
     2024-03-21
     6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: Beginner Make three stacking rings in this fun workshop! Students will learn how to size, form, solder, and finish two 14 k gold-filled bands and one sterling silver band. Techniques in texturizing metal and polishing will be covered in class. Students will leave with three beautiful rings that they can wear Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
     2024-03-23
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
     2024-03-30
     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 cutting and breaking Continue reading

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  • Stained Glass Open Studio
     2024-03-23
     9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Stained Glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward Skill Level: Participants should have completed at least one beginner stained glass panel project (may be with any instructor/venue) and have a desire to improve skills or take on more complex projects. Description: The Stained Glass Open Studio is open to anyone who has worked in glass, who Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Easter Eggs
     2024-03-23
     1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Create your own unique flameworked glass Easter eggs in this fun workshop! Students will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass eggs utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid glass into a recognizable form will be a Continue reading

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  • Glass Swizzle Sticks
     2024-03-23
     5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Indulge in a unique and enchanting date night experience with our Flameworked Glass Drink Stirrer class! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll be guided through the mesmerizing art of flameworking. Discover the secrets of manipulating molten glass into elegant and personalized drink stirrers that will add a touch Continue reading

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  • Flameworked Glass Garden Stakes
     2024-03-24
     9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Jessica Keemer Skill Level: All Skill Levels Learn the basics of Flameworking while making a set of glass plant stakes for your garden or your potted plants! All materials are included in the tuition. Each student will have the chance to make at least one set of 5 glass plant stakes, more if you’re Continue reading

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