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2024 Schedule

Saturday, March 2
Sgraffito Plate Workshop

Mennonite Heritage Center

565 Yoder Road
Harleysville, PA
19438-1020

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Learn the sgraffito technique used by early Pennsylvania potters. Sgraffito, meaning to “scratch,” is a method of decorating clay that has been done for centuries. 

 

Participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. All materials, tools and idea books will be provided.

 

The plates are taken to my studio to be glazed, fired, and then returned for participants to pick up or have shipped. You will have the opportunity to sgraffito a 7 or 10 inch plate, maximum of 3 plates.  Class size is limited.

Sunday, March 24
Landis Valley Winter Institute: Redware Sgrafitto Ornaments

Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road

Lancaster, PA 17601

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Focuses on the sgraffito technique used by 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art. Sgraffito means to "scratch" and workshop participants will draw and scratch a design.

Includes 4 ornaments - One will be ready to sgraffito. The remaining 3 will be prepared for decoration by the participant and can be decorated using the sgraffito or slip trailing methods. All materials, tools and books for ideas will be provided. The finished hearts are 3 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" tall.

The ornaments will be shipped back to the participants, with strings for hanging, within 4 weeks. Can be done without much mess but water will be used to prepare the ornaments. The clay does contain iron oxide (rust) which gives it the beautiful red color! Additional ornaments will be available @ $10 each.

Participants can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create their own! No experience required.

Date: Sunday March 24, 10 AM – 4 PM each day. Ages 16+.

The workshop is held in the Landis Valley Museum Store 2nd Floor Classroom - there is one flight of stairs

Please bring a lunch and water bottle.

Tuition: $125.00, LVA Members: $112.00.

All sales are final, no refunds. Proceeds benefit the Museum. 

April 20
Sgraffito Workshop

Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road

Lancaster, PA 17601

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**NOTE**  Landis Valley offers only the 10 inch during the sign up!
If you wish to sgraffito extra plates, including the 7 inch plate please contact me to make sure I bring all I need. 

Learn the sgraffito technique used by early Pennsylvania potters. Sgraffito, meaning to “scratch,” is a method of decorating clay that has been done for centuries.  Participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. All materials, tools and idea books will be provided. The plates are taken to my studio to be glazed, fired, and then returned for participants to pick up or have shipped. You will have the opportunity to sgraffito a 7 or 10 inch plate, maximum of 3 plates.Class size is limited.

June 15

Stahls Pottery Show

6826 Corning Rd.,
Zionsville 18092

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30+ potters displaying and selling their work.  Demonstrations throughout the day.

​The Stahl’s Pottery historical site is a significant example of a rural arts and crafts revival pottery. The round, beehive, wood-fired kiln (originally built in 1933,) survives to the present day.

Brothers, Thomas and Isaac Stahl revived Stahl’s Pottery in the mid-1930s. They used the potting skills they had learned from their father, Charles Stahl, in the late nineteenth century. Charles Stahl’s pottery site was located along the Indian Creek in the village of Powder Valley, Pennsylvania.

The Stahl brothers produced both utilitarian & decorative redware pottery from the years, 1934 until 1950.

June 22 & 23

Summer Fine Craft Fair
Foundry 48 Event Center

100 W Millport Rd.

Lititz, PA 17543

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Presented by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
The Foundry 48 Event Center in Lititz, PA is situated just off PA Rt. 501 N.

Offering the work of 75 artisans and artists.

September 28 & 29

Fall Fine Craft Fair
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center


100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA 19456

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Presented by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
 

Offering the work of 90 artisans and artists.

October 5

Stahls Pottery Show

6826 Corning Rd.,
Zionsville 18092

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25+ potters displaying and selling their work.  Demonstrations throughout the day.

​The Stahl’s Pottery historical site is a significant example of a rural arts and crafts revival pottery. The round, beehive, wood-fired kiln (originally built in 1933,) survives to the present day.

Brothers, Thomas and Isaac Stahl revived Stahl’s Pottery in the mid-1930s. They used the potting skills they had learned from their father, Charles Stahl, in the late nineteenth century.

Charles Stahl’s pottery site was located along the Indian Creek in the village of Powder Valley, Pennsylvania.

The Stahl brothers produced both utilitarian & decorative redware pottery from the years, 1934 until 1950.

October 19
Sgraffito Workshop

Landis Valley Museum

2451 Kissel Hill Road

Lancaster, PA 17601

Sign up here

**NOTE**  Landis Valley offers only the 10 inch during the sign up!

If you wish to sgraffito extra plates, including the 7 inch plate please contact me to make sure I bring all I need. 

Learn the sgraffito technique used by early Pennsylvania potters. Sgraffito, meaning to “scratch,” is a method of decorating clay that has been done for centuries.  Participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. All materials, tools and idea books will be provided. The plates are taken to my studio to be glazed, fired, and then returned for participants to pick up or have shipped. You will have the opportunity to sgraffito a 7 or 10 inch plate, maximum of 3 plates.Class size is limited.

TBD

Holiday Fine Art & Craft Festival
hosted by the
Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen

held at Kutztown University's
Micheal O'Pake Field House
at the corner of Trexler Avenue and Baldy Street, Kutztown, PA 19530

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Members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen offer Pennsylvania German traditional crafts and contemporary works in many mediums.  A wonderful shopping experience for gifts and yourself!

TBD

Hidden Treasures Tour
 

The tour has grown over the years and now has 8 studios stretching from Bath, Bethlehem, Allentown, Center Valley to New Tripoli. Each studio has several artists and today there are 28 artists.  Each artist goes through a jury process to be sure that their art is unique and of high quality. Included are artists making pottery, fused and stained glass, unique clothing, jewelry, hand-painted silk, hand knitting, and weaving and much more.

Please join us and find that perfect handcrafted gift that will be cherished for years to come.

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November 16 - NEW DATE !!

New date FOR THIS YEAR ONLY!!

​North Penn Holiday Craft Market

at the North Penn High School
1340 S. Valley Forge Road
Lansdale, PA 19446

The North Penn Craft Shows have become among the finest traditional and contemporary craft shows in the Mid-Atlantic region.  These craft shows are sponsored by the North Penn International Friendship Committee ( NPIFC) for the support of the International Exchange Program at North Penn High School, (NPHS) Lansdale, Pa. 

These craft shows include over 95 artists and features redware, functional and contemporary pottery, jewelry, fiber, dried flowers, fraktur, baskets, folk art, theorem, quilts, appliqués, furniture, scissor cuttings, ceramics, embroidery, children’s clothing, dolls, rug weaving, decoys, calligraphy, leather, band boxes, iron work, toys, wood carvings, wooden spoons, and much more.

A highlight of the craft shows is a delicious homemade luncheon. There is plenty of free parking, and a modest entrance fee with discount coupon available both on line, and through advertising materials.

November 29 & 30

Der Belsnickel Craft Show


New Ridge Fellowship North Campus
3065 Charlotte street, Gilbertsville Pa 19525


Same location as last year -
just a name change!


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The 52nd Annual Belsnickel Craft Show supports the educational, historical, genealogical research and preservation activities of the Boyertown Historical Society. This event is closely juried, showcasing only handcrafted artisan work with no commercially or mass-produced items. The Belsnickel Craft Show was named for the Pennsylvania German folk  character who traveled to  farms and visited the  children at Christmas time. Good children were rewarded with candy and oranges.  Naughty children received a sharp crack on the hand from the Belsnickel’s switch.

December 7 & 8
Christmas Market

hosted by the Goschenhoppen Historians in the Red Men's Hall.  

116 Gravel Pike, Green Lane, PA 18054

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Cookies • Handcrafted and Vintage Items • Museums • Fresh Greens • Fresh Roasted Peanuts and Chestnuts • Kum Essa and more Cookies!

The Main Meeting Room of Red Men’s Hall will feature sales of handcrafted and vintage Christmas items. Whimsical trees will delight everyone. Visitors will be entertained with live music on both days.

 

19th century decorations festoon the Country Store. Tradition has it that the storekeeper gives a free orange to each good child who visits the Store….Or is it the Belsnickel?? You’ll have to come and see!!!

 

The Folk Life Museum has special seasonal displays and docents will be ready to answer visitor’s questions about all the exhibits.

 

Beautiful, handcrafted items are for sale. New craftspeople have joined our regulars this year. Vintage, collectible Christmas ornaments, decorations, toys, vintage books and postcards as well as our own Goschenhoppen books and cards make wonderful gifts for the season to either give or keep for yourself.

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