Instructor: Beth deVitry

Skill Level: Beginner

Learn this ancient technique to make a beautifully finished piece of cloisonné jewelry. Students will learn to apply transparent vitreous enamel on fine silver. Techniques covered will be filing, heating the silver (flashing), doming, wire forming, wet packing, sifting, and grinding enamel, and kiln use. Beginner level is accepted, using a predetermined design by the instructor. Students with experience may submit their own design and discuss it with the instructor through email 10 days before class start. Each student will have a completed project by the end of class. Students taking the Metalsmithing 2 class will have an opportunity to bezel set their enamels in a finished piece.

Materials Needed:  Students should bring paper, pencil and eraser, sharpie marker, preferred magnification if needed (optivisor)

Please note *** A materials fee of $40 is due to the instructor at the time of the class.

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About the Instructor:

Beth deVitry is an enamel artist with a studio in Lancaster Pennsylvania. After receiving her BFA from Maryland Institute of Art, she apprenticed with a German-trained goldsmith in Maryland. Working for 25 years at a fine jewelry store as a designer and bench jeweler, deVitry has always maintained her own jewelry practice. A Master Artisan with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, Beth teaches and shows her work on the east coast.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for the cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild.

In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or contact us here at least 7 days prior to the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a credit that can be used toward another workshop. No refunds or transfers will be given to cancellation requests made with less than 24 hours’ notice of the class.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts. If you are sick with Covid-19 or believe that you may have been recently exposed, please email

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  • Cloisonné Enameling - Day 1
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Cloisonné Enameling - Day 2
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Venue Phone: 717-431-8706

Venue Website:

335 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, United States

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