Our monthly meetings are held at the Copeland School, 666 Copeland School Road in East Bradford Township, West Chester, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM  (Please note: Please check the calendar of events to ensure there is a meeting in a given month).

General Directions:  Take route 202 to  Downingtown/US-322 W exit.  Continue for about 2.9 miles to Downingtown Pike/US – 322 and turn right.   Go right on Copeland School Road, which is about 500 feet on the right.   Follow around and you will come to a stop sign.  A park is on the right hand side; the driveway on the left runs by Copeland School; turn left.  The parking lot is up and around behind the township building. If there is construction going on, and you are unable to park in the lot, you must park on the other side of Copeland School Road in the park and not outside of the school building.

For specific directions click here or call 610 436-5108.

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May 2017

Word Craft

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Word-Craft is an exhibition that is a collaboration between artists and poets. Chester County Craft Guild paired twenty poets with 20 craft artists and invited them to write an “ekphrastic” poem, in which poems are written in response to artwork.  The poems, and the works in glass, metal, wood, fiber, clay, and photography  that inspired them, will be exhibited in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Gallery at 335 N. Queen St, Lancaster PA from May 5 thru May 30. Join…

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May 2017 Meeting

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gallery Show for Poets/Crafts. The gallery space is reserved at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman located in Lancaster, Pa. There are currently 9 CCCG members who have provided a piece of work for this project.

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June 2017

June 2017 Meeting

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Topic to be determined.

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July 2017

Crafts in the Courtyard at The Brandywine River Museum

July 22 @ 9:30 am - July 23 @ 4:30 pm

The Guild will be showing craftwork in all media by our juried members. Booths will be set up inside the Brandywine River Museum Courtyard. Hours are from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on both Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, 2017

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July 2017 Meeting/Artist Studio Tour

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The meeting will be held at the studio of Stan Smokler in Kennett Square, Pa. Stan Smokler is a steel sculptor and a professor of Art at the Delaware College of Art and Design. Address: 270 Marshall Bridge Road, Kennett Square

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Pa. Guild of Craftsman Annual Chase Center Show

July 29 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

The PA Guild of Craftsmen brings handmade to the Chase Center on the Riverfront   Wilmington: The largest premier fine craft market in the Brandywine Valley returns for its 10th year.  The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will host more than 100 skilled artisans at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, July 29 & 30. This indoor shopping experience boasts a unique array of beautiful items that are all handmade in America, ranging from one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, artisan…

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August 2017

August 2017 Meeting; Time and Date Change

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday August 12, 2017 Play Day and Pot Luck lunch August Meeting will be working with small glass projects at Carol's Moore Custom Glass Works in Honey Brook, Pa. August 12, 2017 from 11AM-4PM. It will be a day of working with glass, sharing food and interacting with other members of the guild. Address is: Moore Custom Art Glass, 167 Leary Road, Honey Brook, Pa. 19344. Closest major intersection is Rts. 340 and 10. Event choices: Design and Sandblast an…

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September 2017

September 2017 Meeting

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Review 2017 and ideas for 2018. Discuss possible CCCG Craft Show in 2018.

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October 2017

October 2017 Meeting

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers; Road Trip. Lyn McKay will give a wool spinning demonstration. Details and directions will be published here in September.

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November 2017

November 2017 Meeting

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workshop; critter ornament making. Details will be available in September.

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Previously Held Chapter Events

  • Pot Luck Dinner with discussion.
  • Bus Tour of the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ.
  • Janet Kofoed demonstration on etching with copper and silver.
  • Christmas Dinner at Buca Restaurant, Exton, Pa.
  • Pam Horstmann demonstration on felt landscapes.
  • Group Meeting at Tuscarora Lapidary Society for demonstration of Intarsia.
  • John Traino, CMT, demonstration on massage techniques to relieve chronic pain from repetitive motion activities.
  • Bus Tour of The Center for Art in Wood and Fabric Workshop. Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Demonstration by Linda Beiler on Wheat Weaving and Straw Art.
  • Tour of a facility that does 3D printing
  • Explanation of the history and process of making Nantucket Baskets
  • Tour of Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman headquarters in Lancaster, PA
  • Mosaic demonstration by Amy Bruckner
  • Demonstration and discussion on “Square” – a merchant credit card system for smart phones
  • Tour of Fonthill Castle and Tile-works in Doylestown
  • Soapmaking demonstration by Liana Bauerle
  • Christmas Parties at various venues
  • Ornament making for charity tree
  • Tour of Jim Stevens’ Windsor Chair Workshop
  • Tour of sculpture garden at Jenkins Arboretum and picnic
  • Hands-on Photography workshop with Tim Knight
  • Presentation by Jan and Gary Fulton on how to successfully sell at your booth
  • Ceramic painting at United Sports
  • Tour of Cara Graver’s Cob Studio (clay studio made of clay)
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts tour
  • Tour of Wyeths’ Studio and Brandywine River Museum
  • Tour of Chanticleer Gardens
  • Tour of Wharton Esherick’s Home and Studio

Previous Guest Speakers

  • Wayne Stratz – Social Media
  • State Jurying
  • Jim Lawson – Photographing artwork