From the Italian word "artigiano", it refers to a skilled worker who makes either functional or strictly decorative objects including furniture, jewelry, clothing and tools. The process is 'by hand' and is the opposite of mass production. Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artisan <br><br>A craftsman; a skilled manual worker.Quote: "I'm not an actor. What does it mean, 'celebrity'? I call myself an artisan. Anyone with sensitivity is potentially an artist. But then you must have concentration besides sensitivity." Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), French photographer and drawer. See photography and sensitivity.Also see art careers, artist, craft, craftsmanship, mystery, and virtuoso.