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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  • Intro to Blacksmithing
    2023-05-06
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Spend an afternoon learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will learn the basics of forging steel to form hooks and a fireplace poker. The class will take place outside, rain or shine. We will set up a tent if there is rain. Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing. Continue reading

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  • Glass Wave Meditation Stone
    2023-05-06
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn and actively participate in the experience of creating your own unique wave mediation stones through flameworking! Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple glass wave meditation stones utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and Continue reading

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  • Intro to Blacksmithing
    2023-05-07
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Spend a morning learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will learn the basics of forging steel to form hooks and a fireplace poker. The class will take place outside, rain or shine. We will set up a tent if there is rain. Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing. Continue reading

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  • Intro to Blacksmithing
    2023-05-07
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Nicholas Tucci Skill Level: Beginner Spend an afternoon learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will learn the basics of forging steel to form hooks and a fireplace poker. The class will take place outside, rain or shine. We will set up a tent if there is rain. Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing. Continue reading

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  • Silver Stacking Rings
    2023-05-07
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Kelly Rapp Skill Level: All skill levels In 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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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2023-05-13
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2023-05-14
    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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  • Needle Felted Goldfish
    2023-05-13
    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 Goldfish that you can display year after year. No Experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Students must be at least 16 years old to participate. About the Instructor: Lisa Haldeman is a local, Continue reading

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  • Glass Suncatchers
    2023-05-13
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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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  • Stained Glass Open-Topped Box
    2023-05-20
    9:00 am - 4:00 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. The objective of this workshop is to create a structure with sides, bottom, and no top.  The finished product may be a candle holder, Continue reading

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  • Starry Night Pendants
    2023-05-20
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn and actively participate in the experience of creating your own unique Starry Night pendant through flameworking. 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 Continue reading

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