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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  • 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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  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Day 1
    2023-05-21
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Glass on Glass Mosaics - Day 2
    2023-06-11
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Hayward Skill Level: All levels – No prior glass experience required Description: During this workshop stained glass Master Artisan Dan Hayward will launch you into the wide world of mosaics, focusing on the glass-on-glass form. The format of the workshop is unique in that includes a combination of in-person instruction and assistance, work-at-home time, and in-person Continue reading

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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2023-06-03
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2023-06-04
    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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  • Intro to Sculpture - Day 1
    2023-06-03
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Intro to Sculpture - Day 2
    2023-06-04
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Tom Antonishak Skill Level: Beginner This two-day class explores the very basic clay sculpting techniques for those just learning how to work with materials such as air-dry clay and working with various tools.  Students will sculpt an adult penguin and a chick.  You will learn about building an armature, as well as why and how Continue reading

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  • Sea Turtle Pendants
    2023-06-03
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Phil Hackman Skill Level: Beginner Learn and actively participate in the experience of creating your own unique sculptural pendants through flameworking. Students in this workshop will be guided through the process of forming multiple sea turtle pendants utilizing an interesting color palette and design options. The movement and nature of melting and shaping solid Continue reading

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  • Make Leather Accessories Bags with Molly Grant of the Cordwainer Shop- Day 1
    2023-06-06
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Make Leather Accessories Bags with Molly Grant of the Cordwainer Shop - Day 2
    2023-06-07
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Molly Grant Skill Level: All Skill Levels Molly Grant’s leather bag accessories class introduces students to the basics of pattern design along with creative ways to install zippers and interesting details that can make a leather bag unique. Learning how to make tassels and toggles and incorporating design techniques into each bag project will Continue reading

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  • Glass Suncatchers
    2023-06-07
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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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  • Glass Wave Meditation Stone
    2023-06-10
    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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  • 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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  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 1
    2023-06-20
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Beginning Stained Glass - Day 2
    2023-06-21
    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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