Swiss Arts and Crafts Prize

The Métiers d’art prizes are suspended until further notice

One of the aims of the Association Suisse des Métiers d'Art (ASMA) is to honour and reward Swiss craftspeople for their excellence, either by awarding prizes or by participating in juries with the same objective.


Wood, stone, applied arts, watchmaking and jewellery, leather, paper, metal, earth, textiles, glass, instrument making


The jury is made up of Swiss and international experts in the field of fine crafts and/or those involved in vocational training, design and applied arts schools and museums, and the conservation of intangible cultural heritage.

  • Roberto Borioli, direttore del Centro scolastico per le industrie artistiche di Lugano, President of Swiss Design Schools
  • Vanessa Bösch, Leiterin Bundesbeiträge und Support, Sektion Heimatschutz und Denkmalpflege, Bundesamt für Kultur
  • Esther Brinkmann, bijoux d’auteur, Bienne
  • Alberto Cavalli, direttore della Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, co-direttore esecutivo della Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship
  • Alexis Georgacopoulos, directeur de l’Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne
  • François Junod, automatier, Sainte-Croix, Maître artisan d'art 2018
  • Philipp Kuntze, Leiter Kurszentrum Ballenberg
  • Isabelle Naef Galuba, directrice du Musée Ariana, musée suisse de la céramique et du verre, Ville de Genève


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The wall of contributors

The first Relève Métiers d'art 2018 prize was funded by a participatory funding campaign on the wemakeit platform. Thank you to these Friends of Métiers d'art! Their names will remain engraved on the wall of contributors :

  • Patricia Abel
  • Jean-Luc Borgeat
  • Laurence Cherpillod
  • Bernard Cosendai
  • Renaud Defrancesco
  • Monique Delvigne
  • Esther Ekezie
  • Réhane Favereau
  • Belen Ferrier
  • Marty Freriksen
  • Sylvie Gay
  • Louis Géraud
  • Stéphane Grosjean
  • Thierry Hogan
  • Catherine Holinger
  • François Junod
  • Julien de Lambilly
  • Beatrice Ledergerber
  • Samira Marquis
  • Philippe Naegele
  • Martina Paul
  • Pierre-Alain Rossier
  • Philipp Rüegg
  • Juliette Sallin
  • Lélia Sauvinet
  • Valeria Scheidegger
  • Per-Erwan Sirgel
  • Isabelle Steinbrenner
  • Julian Stewart
  • Laurence Ulrich
  • Isabelle Veillard
  • Sophie Woolloff
  • and many anonymous