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What is an Artisan?

In Nordic Artisans by the NOORVERK team

ˈɑːtɪzan,ɑːtɪˈzan/
noun
noun: artisan; plural noun: artisans

  1.     a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.”street markets where local artisans display handwoven textiles, painted ceramics, and leather goods” 
  2.   synonyms: craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson, skilled worker, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeyman; Morearchaicartificer; rarehandicraftsman, handicraftswoman
    “each guild organized the artisans of a particular craft”
  3.   (of food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients.”Britain’s artisan cheeses”
Origin

mid 16th century: from French, from Italian artigiano, based on Latin artitus, past participle of artire ‘instruct in the arts’, from ars, art- ‘art’.

 

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