About the Susquehanna Valley Chapter

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen is an organization of dedicated artisans who create contemporary and traditional crafts of the highest standards to promote the aims and purposes of the Pennsylvania Guild. The mission of SVC is to promote an appreciation of artistry and craftsmanship in the craft mediums, provide educational and networking opportunities to members and the community, to assist members in marketing their craft through education and peer reviews, and to educate, preserve, and advance the creativity of our youth through craft.
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
Ernest Hemingway

About the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Founded in 1944, the PGC was one of the first organizations to follow First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s recommendation to find ways to transfer wartime skills to peacetime work. Since then, in addition to Fine Craft Fairs, the PGC and its state-wide chapters have hosted or sponsored social activities, juried exhibits, demonstrations, forums, studio visits, workshops, field trips, and operated a retail store focused on selling members’ art. In 1961 the PGC was formally incorporated as a nonprofit organization to promote and encourage the craftsmen of Pennsylvania through educational projects. Today, the PGC’s headquarters is located in Lancaster City, has members in over 30 states and is governed by a board of member artisans and community volunteers. Our artists include contemporary and traditional, and comprise many craft disciplines as well as fine art and photography.

Monthly chapter programs and events are posted on Facebook. 

Unless otherwise advertised, monthly meetings are held at Wheel of Light Studio in Halifax, PA, but we may be seen out and about at various exhibits and shows throughout Central Pennsylvania.