Definition of artisan
1 : a worker who practices a trade or handicraft : craftsperson a skilled artisan
2 : a person or company that produces something (such as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods —often used before another noun artisan breads
artisanshipplay \-ˌship\ noun
Examples of artisan in a Sentence
They sell rugs made by local artisans.
we visited a re-created 19th-century New England village that features an array of artisans—a cooper, a carpenter, a blacksmith, a potter, a glassblower
Recent Examples of artisan from the Web
Derby Day began as a Londoners' day out, where top-hat-and tail-wearing aristocrats mix with artisans of every persuasion.
Class SUN Learn how to make organic, artisan ice cream from scratch, 2 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; $15-$20 (206-232-7115 or sjcc.org/cultural-arts/culinary-arts-chefs/).
Guests will be able to sip and sample from over 50 restaurants, gourmet brands and local artisans, and will enjoy hands-on food and beverage demonstrations.
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, will host a handful of artisans at its monthly pop up shop.
Friday, American Veterans Post 66, 700 McHenry Road, Wheeling, $12-$43, 847-537-0440 Saturday Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts: Juried fine artists and artisans from across the United States show/sell their work at this two-day festival.
There is no denying Michele’s ability to work with Gucci’s artisans, creating designs filled with details, embroideries, rich textures and ornamentation.
In addition to cooking workshops, the ladies take guests on a tour of the region, offering an insider peek into the work and lives of local winemakers, farmers, and other culinary artisans.
The ability to purchase products from local artisans on the Handmade Wedding Shop offers customers a boutique shopping experience coupled with the convenience and selection of [Amazon].
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Did You Know?
Artisans aren't the same as artists, but it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference. In the Middle Ages, artisans organized themselves into guilds. In every city each group of artisans—weavers, carpenters, shoemakers, and so on—had its own guild, which set wages and prices, kept standards high, and protected its members from outside competitors. In America, however, most artisans have always been fiercely independent. Today, when factories produce almost all of our goods, artisans usually make only fine objects for those who can afford them. And we now even include food among the artisan's crafts, so you can buy artisanal cheeses, breads, and chocolates—but probably not if you're watching your budget.
Origin and Etymology of artisan
Middle French, from northern Italian dialect form of Tuscan artigiano, from arte art, from Latin art-, ars
First Known Use: circa 1538See Words from the same year
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Definition of artisan for English Language Learners
: a person who is skilled at making things by hand
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Definition of artisan for Students
: a person who makes things by using skill with the hands
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