... is open to anyone wishing to apply.
... receive our monthly newsletter.
... are not required to join Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
... get free addmission to Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Shows
... receive a Friend of the Reading-Berks Guild badge that identifies you
... Special recognition listing on our website
... are invited to join us for our Monthly Programs and General Meetings, that are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except June & July) at the
Goggleworks - Center for the Arts , Reading, Pennsylvania at 7:00 PM.
... are invited to join us for our Annual Picnic and Christmas Dinner (an opportunity to meet with the craftmen)
Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Application - Click to Download
|  The Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen was organized in 1945, and is the largest chapter in the state organization.
Our purposes are:
To encourage the study and practice of handcrafts.
To uphold the best of traditional and contemporary crafts.
To maintain standards of excellence in design and technique.
|  A high level of quality is maintained by having a jurying process which must be passed before participating in any marketing function of the Guild. Instead of a barrier, this critique system should be viewed as an educational tool to help members attain a high level of quality. Many members are nationally recognized artisans in their field, and can be an invaluable source of information and encouragement.|
|  We support a broad range of activities. Monthly meetings are held (except July) with a program of special interest and a business meeting. Programs are designed to inform and help the craftsmen, using people from within and outside the Guild. General Membership includes both the chapter and state level. A monthly newsletter is published with information about activities and items of interest to members. Currently, we produce two craft shows a year, the Spring Show in March or April at Kutztown University's Field House and the Holiday Craft Show in November at Penn State Berks Campus. We sponsor the award winning monthly TV show "Your Berks Craftsmen" on BCTV. We host an annual student awards program with monetary awards for Berks County high school seniors, and disburse annual grants to our members for educational use. We sponsor an annual award for the best in traditional work at an exhibition at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, and donate yearly to BCTV and the Penn State scholarship fund. We are also a social group, hosting a summer picnic and a Christmas dinner.|
|  All of this is accomplished by volunteers who believe in our aims. If you are interested in supporting and joining this dynamic group, mail the application, or better yet, attend our meetings. If you have other inquiries, contact email@example.com.|
|Thank you for your participation and support in the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen.|