Definition of craftsperson in English:


nounPlural craftspeople

  • A person who is skilled at making things by hand (used as a neutral alternative).

    • ‘The West Coast is a favourite home for many artists and craftspeople and there is a choice of galleries to visit.’
    • ‘In Nimbin, the centre will target the tourism market, and a virtual gallery for artists and craftspeople is being planned.’
    • ‘The rebuilding of the Eritrean Railway is developing a groups of skilled craftspeople.’
    • ‘The gallery, which operates as a co-operative of 39 artists and craftspeople, has been open for 18 months.’
    • ‘Watch skilled craftspeople create intricate designs from the intense heat of molten glass.’
    • ‘Local artists and craftspeople would be offered exhibition space and jewellery, ceramics and paintings, would be for sale.’
    • ‘Their company, based in Warrington, promotes work by artists and craftspeople from across the UK.’
    • ‘Like all master craftspeople, Brian wanted to let the ugliness and mistakes in.’
    • ‘Away from the music, Jamaica has some excellent artisans and craftspeople, but not all items for sale are of good quality.’
    • ‘More than 200 local artists and craftspeople have opened up their homes and studios to the public to show off their work.’
    • ‘Look in the shops which offer everything from food and clothes to gifts, souvenirs and the work of local artists and craftspeople.’
    • ‘Haitian craftspeople are particularly skilled in woodcarving, weaving, and embroidery.’
    • ‘The crop fostered a society of independent farmers, small milling centers, skilled craftspeople, and vigorous local exchanges.’
    • ‘The firm is now run by James and his brother Martin, and employs 12 skilled craftspeople.’
    • ‘Skilled craftspeople produce traditional instruments of high quality.’
    • ‘The aristocrats were the skilled tradesmen and craftspeople such as stonemasons, carpenters, engineers and printers.’
    • ‘They were simply skilled craftspeople hired for jobs and trained through a system of apprenticeship.’
    • ‘This family-run gallery has a strong objective: to help Scottish artists and craftspeople to establish themselves.’
    • ‘For those same reasons many skilled craftspeople are starting to charge outwardly largish sums for boards.’
    • ‘Nowadays artists and craftspeople have to sell their talents on the open market or seek patronage from elsewhere.’
    artisan, tradesman, tradesperson, mechanic, technician, operative, maker, smith, wright, journeyman
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