The word “artisan” comes from the Italian, “artesano” which means one who is a skilled workman - a craftsman. Historically, the term artisan had also been used to describe a person who is an artist.
The artisan is essentially a creative mercenary for hire. The artisan is commissioned to utilize their skills to bring about a product for the use of others. The act of creation has its own value for the artisan, but the sale of the artisan’s product is an exchange of rewards. The artisan benefits financially while the one who purchases the artisan’s products benefits from acquiring an object that reflects the skill and clarity of the artisan’s creative vision.
Roy Kushner is the creative force behind ArtisanChuppah.com. His keen ability to rethink the ordinary and find unique solutions to difficult problems is at the core of his artisanal nature. His years of creative design work and project management experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries provide a solid foundation for his long and still emerging interest in design and materials. You can contact him here.