Arline Fisch
Jewelry Maker
San Diego, CA
2006 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Target Corporation.

Having practiced her craft for more than 50 years, Arline Fisch is one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field. Her work melds jewelry, sculpture, and clothing, and she incorporates the structure of textiles and fiber craft into metal-based pieces that are often inspired by ancient cultures and the natural world. Fisch is the recipient of numerous honors, including an honorary doctorate from Skidmore, a gold medal from the American craft Council, the Lifetime Achievement Award in crafts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and multiple Fulbright fellowships to travel to Uruguay, Vienna, and Denmark. She has been a trustee of the American craft Council, a founding member and president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and a trustee of the Haystack Mountain School of crafts and is represented in numerous collections and exhibitions around the world.

Portrait photo courtesy Cary Okazaki.

  • Artwork by Arline Fisch
    Pink & Silver Circles, 2005, machine knit coated copper, silver crochet, and sterling; photo courtesy William Gullette
Artwork by Arline Fisch