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Artists and artisans, not the other way

artisan: a skilled craftsperson or manual worker
A number of artisans can be seen at work behind their market stalls.

artist:a person skilled in a fine art (such as painting, silversmithing or sculpting)
Johann asked the artist to do a portrait of his wife.

artiste: a professional performer or enteratiner, especially a dancer or singer; someone with artisitic pretensions
Dame Nelly Melba was an artiste renowned for her farewells.

So an artisan is skilled a manual skill outside of the fine arts, which could include a mechanic, a carpenter, a cook and a draftsperson. Some artisans may be artistic even if they don’t work with a fine art.

the artifice of an artisan

artefact: any object made by humankind
The archeologist was excited to find some artefacts in the cave.

artisan: a skilled craftsperson or manual worker
A number of artisans can be seen at work behind their market stalls.

artifice: contrivance, cunning, skilled trick; skill
The conman’s artifice had fooled many people in the last five years.

artificer: inventor, skilled crafts person; skilled mechanic (in miltary and naval usage)
Da Vinci is one of the most famous artificers in European history.

Remember the artefact is the object made by the artisan, who might show some artifice in the process.