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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Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday September 25- a road trip to the Martin guitar factory in Nazareth PA, about a 2 hour drive. The free weekday tours run about every 40 minutes, show the entire guitar building process, and take about an hour. (please wear closed-toe shoes). We're planning to arrive in time for the 11 am tour, and we can also visit the guitar museum and the Pickin' Parlor to try out some of their instruments.…Find out more »
Christine Wright, a crafter and serial entreprenuer, will be sharing what she's learned from the world of craft shows, antique and flea markets – and from her experience as an entrepreneur and full-time small business owner.Find out more »
"Turning a wooden candle holder"; workshop will be held at Bob Antonishak's workshop. 108 Lockerbie LN, West Chester, PA Details to follow.Find out more »
This is the 4th PGC's fine craft fair for 2019. Contact Andrea Barrier at firstname.lastname@example.org if you be interested in participating in a CCCG shared booth. The booth cost will be shared by all who participate in the show. Let Andrea know by May 1, 2019 if you are interested.Find out more »
Holiday party is at Four Dogs Tavern 1300 W. Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PAFind out more »
Instead of a meeting in February Chester County Guild will be doing on a bus trip for the members to the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. Deadline to sign up February 1, 2020 contact Susan Schulz at email@example.com Online passes can be purchased by going to this link https://craftcouncil.org/shows/acc/american-craft-show-baltimore Located at Baltimore Conventions Center 1W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MDFind out more »
March 10, 2020 meeting is at 666 Copeland School Rd, West Chester, PA at 7:00 PM Topic to discussed: How to apply to a show and what makes a good booth displayFind out more »
Previously Held Chapter Events
* Pennsylvania Guild Of Craftsman Annual Fine Craft Fair held at The Chase Riverfront Center, July 27 & 28, 2019; chapter booth
*Joint Chapter Show with Bucks County Chapter to celebrate the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman’s 75th Anniversary. Held on May 4, 2019 at Sugartown Village.
* Chester County Craft Guild Winter Fine Crafts Show, held on December 1 & 2, 2018 at Ludwigs Corner Fire Hall
* Annual Crafts In The Courtyard at The Brandywine River Museum
* Pennsylvania Guild Of Craftsman Annual Fine Craft Fair held at The Chase Riverfront Center; chapter booth
* Paula Lewis, VP Standards at Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman; Master Artisan Process Review
* Chris Raymond demonstration; guitar making
* Bob Antonishak demonstration; pen turning on lathe
* “Critters Tree Decorations” outreach project to the Avon Grove Church
* Lynn McKay spinning demonstration
* Chase Center Show
* Stan Smokler demonstration at his sculpture studio.
* Nell Hazinski demonstration of Nerikomi decoration for ceramics
* Gallery Show “Word Craft” Poets/Artists Outreach Project
* Professor Andrew Snyder of West Chester University provides a demonstration on making ceramic decals on a desk top printer.
* Discuss Booth Display options
- 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