Aaron Patrick Decker ’12
Every jewel has a person out there, my job is to unite them.
In 2012, as a senior at MECA&D majoring in Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Aaron Patrick Decker ’12 was awarded a prestigious Windgate Fellowship, which allowed him to participate in artist residencies at the Turnov international Jewelry Symposium in Turnov, Czech Republic; at the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts; and at the Association of Contemporary Portuguese Jewelers in Lisbon, Portugal.
Aaron is based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and earned his MFA in 2015 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon his graduation, he was awarded a Mercedes‐ Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award, given to one Cranbrook graduate each year. Aaron’s award allowed him to live and work as an artist‐in‐residence at the Küenstierhaus Bethanien and included a stipend, a free pass to museums in Berlin and a networking program with international art and business community members.