Artisans



a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods:
our favorite local food artisans.
pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal:
artisan beer.
Contemporary Examples

Piece Co. will then seamlessly source the artisans and be your liaison for collaboration.
Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy Cynthia Allum November 2, 2014

Other artisans see purity and integrity in their craft and have no dream of becoming recognized as the author of their own work.
Damien Hirst’s Army of Geppettos Tim Teeman December 1, 2014

None of the artisans Hetflaisz spent time with were resentful of the artists whose visions they spend their days interpreting.
Damien Hirst’s Army of Geppettos Tim Teeman December 1, 2014

The robots can slice through stone and rough out vast blocks of stone while the artisans are sleeping.
Damien Hirst’s Army of Geppettos Tim Teeman December 1, 2014

“The book is a kind of declaration about the tight relationship between designers and artisans,” Maier says.
Subtle Sophistication: Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier Robin Givhan October 22, 2012

Historical Examples

One evening weekly saw a purely Socialist gathering; three or four artisans were always among the guests.
Demos George Gissing

For traders and artisans a moderate gain was, in his opinion, best.
Laws Plato

While the artisans have their special grievances about the Chinese, the wealthy classes have theirs also.
Reminiscences of Travel in Australia, America, and Egypt Richard Tangye

Or you might ask, Who is to teach the sons of our artisans this same art which they have learned of their fathers?
Protagoras Plato

No one that she can trust can read it, and assuredly no one among the Portuguese artisans and gunners could translate the papers.
A Noble Queen (Volume II of III) Philip Meadows Taylor

noun
a skilled workman; craftsman
(obsolete) an artist
n.

1530s, from Italian artesano, from Vulgar Latin artitianus, from Latin artitus, past participle of artire “to instruct in the arts,” from ars (genitive artis) “art” (see art (n.)). Barnhart reports Middle French artisan, often listed as the direct source of the English word, is attested too late to be so.
adj.

1859, from artisan (n.).

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