Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Artisan Collection

Artisans are the true masters of their craft, using their hands and skills to create objects that captivate our senses and tell stories of tradition and culture

Background imageArtisan Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageArtisan Collection: Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge

Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge
A skilled wheelwright works on a wooden cart wheel in his workshop at Blists Hill Working Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire. First published The Independent newspaper Date: 1989

Background imageArtisan Collection: Africa, Morocco, Fes. Mosaic wall for fountain

Africa, Morocco, Fes. Mosaic wall for fountain

Background imageArtisan Collection: Poole Pottery - Shaping a pot on the potters wheel

Poole Pottery - Shaping a pot on the potters wheel
Shaping a pot on the potters wheel. Poole Pottery was founded in 1873 on Poole quayside, where it continued to produce pottery by hand before moving its factory operations away from the quay in 1999

Background imageArtisan Collection: Manufacture of cork balls at Chingford General view of the house 28 November 1922

Manufacture of cork balls at Chingford General view of the house 28 November 1922

Background imageArtisan Collection: How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA

How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Peru. Hand painted ceramic pendants

Peru. Hand painted ceramic pendants

Background imageArtisan Collection: Over London by Rail From Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold London: A Pilgrimage London 1872

Over London by Rail From Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold London: A Pilgrimage London 1872. Back view of typical 19th century London artisan terrace houses with washhouses

Background imageArtisan Collection: Ecuador, Otavalo. Woven wallhangings displaying scenes of Andean life and culture

Ecuador, Otavalo. Woven wallhangings displaying scenes of Andean life and culture, handmade by weavers of Peguche and sold at Otavalo Market

Background imageArtisan Collection: George Calver, English instrument maker

George Calver, English instrument maker
George Calver (1834-1927) English scientific instrument maker. Calvers interest in astronomy began in childhood when his local clergyman showed him a reflecting telescope

Background imageArtisan Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Marche des Artisans (Artisans market), Djembe, Bamako, Mali, Africa

Marche des Artisans (Artisans market), Djembe, Bamako, Mali, Africa

Background imageArtisan Collection: FRANCE: FENCING, 1825. Diploma for a master fencer, a member of the Compagnons du Tour de France

FRANCE: FENCING, 1825. Diploma for a master fencer, a member of the Compagnons du Tour de France. Watercolor, 1825, by Etienne Le Clair

Background imageArtisan Collection: Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork

Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork Date: circa 1905

Background imageArtisan Collection: Man at the loom, colorful fabrics. Fez, Morocco

Man at the loom, colorful fabrics. Fez, Morocco

Background imageArtisan Collection: A Sixth bass (or Bajo sexto in spanish), a Mexican instrument with 12 strings in 6 double

A Sixth bass (or Bajo sexto in spanish), a Mexican instrument with 12 strings in 6 double courses, is pictured with a pickup on sound hole at Garibaldi square in Mexico City, Mexico April 4, 2018

Background imageArtisan Collection: Nunipayo [i.e. Nampeyo] decorating pottery, c1900. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Nunipayo [i.e. Nampeyo] decorating pottery, c1900. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Nunipayo [i.e. Nampeyo] decorating pottery, c1900. Photograph show Tewa Hopi potter Nampeyo seated on mat painting designs on pottery

Background imageArtisan Collection: Potter building her kiln, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Potter building her kiln, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Potter building her kiln, c1906. Photograph shows Tewa Hopi potter Nampeyo building a kiln

Background imageArtisan Collection: The potter, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The potter, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The potter, c1906. Hopi woman painting small pottery vessel

Background imageArtisan Collection: Pskov Province, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Pskov Province, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Pskov Province, 1856. This card is one of a souvenir set of 82 illustrated cards-one for each province of the Russian Empire as it existed in 1856

Background imageArtisan Collection: Radomsko Province, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Radomsko Province, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Radomsko Province, 1856. This card is one of a souvenir set of 82 illustrated cards-one for each province of the Russian Empire as it existed in 1856

Background imageArtisan Collection: Buryat mechanics making 'burkhanov' - Buryat goods, 1895-1939. Creator: L Veniukov

Buryat mechanics making "burkhanov" - Buryat goods, 1895-1939. Creator: L Veniukov
Buryat mechanics making "burkhanov" - Buryat goods, 1895-1939. This collection includes more than two hundred photographs taken during scientific expeditions into the most remote wilderness

Background imageArtisan Collection: Buryat painters painting 'Burkhans', 1895-1939. Creator: L Veniukov

Buryat painters painting "Burkhans", 1895-1939. Creator: L Veniukov
Buryat painters painting "Burkhans", 1895-1939. This collection includes more than two hundred photographs taken during scientific expeditions into the most remote wilderness regions of

Background imageArtisan Collection: A man dries earthenware oil lamps or Diyo in the sun outside his workshop

A man dries earthenware oil lamps or Diyo in the sun outside his workshop
A man dries earthenware oil lamps or " Diyo" in the sun outside his workshop, as he prepares for the upcoming festival of Tihar, in Bhaktapur October 19, 2011

Background imageArtisan Collection: A potter makes earthenware oil lamps or Diyo used to decorate temples

A potter makes earthenware oil lamps or Diyo used to decorate temples
A potter makes earthenware oil lamps or " Diyo" used to decorate temples and homes ahead of Tihar festival, also called Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Bhaktapur, Nepal October 20

Background imageArtisan Collection: Cambodia, Siem Reap, Artisans Angkor, traditional craft workshop, traditional metal work

Cambodia, Siem Reap, Artisans Angkor, traditional craft workshop, traditional metal work, NR

Background imageArtisan Collection: Shoemaker in Kritsa, Crete, Greece, Europe

Shoemaker in Kritsa, Crete, Greece, Europe

Background imageArtisan Collection: Saturday Handicraft Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo, Imbabura Province, Ecuador

Saturday Handicraft Market, Plaza de los Ponchos, Otavalo, Imbabura Province, Ecuador

Background imageArtisan Collection: HMS Iron Duke Fitted with Artisan Radar

HMS Iron Duke Fitted with Artisan Radar
Portsmouth-based HMS Iron Duke returns to sea after a 16-month upgrade and now boasts one of the most advanced radars in the world (top)

Background imageArtisan Collection: World War 1: Injured French soldiers as toy makers

World War 1: Injured French soldiers as toy makers
3786882 World War 1: Injured French soldiers as toy makers; (add.info.: World War 1: Injured French soldiers as toy makers. 1916. Showing carved toy swans that they have produced)

Background imageArtisan Collection: Clockmaker

Clockmaker
3782262 Clockmaker by Amman, Jost (1539-91); (add.info.: Clockmaker from the Book of Trades / Das Standebuch (Panoplia omnium illiberalium mechanicarum...)

Background imageArtisan Collection: Woman Brick- Maker during World War 1

Woman Brick- Maker during World War 1
3786771 Woman Brick- Maker during World War 1; (add.info.: Woman Brick- Maker during World War 1, UK. Loading bricks in to a kiln. April 1916. The Illustrated News, April 12, 1916)

Background imageArtisan Collection: Italy, Venice, Murano Island, glass blowing, horse statue

Italy, Venice, Murano Island, glass blowing, horse statue
2030-310332-01

Background imageArtisan Collection: Two women at a loom

Two women at a loom Europe. Date of Photograph:1920 - 1940 ca

Background imageArtisan Collection: Japanese umbrella artisans

Japanese umbrella artisans Japan. Date of Photograph:1860-1870 ca

Background imageArtisan Collection: Artisan workshops in Buenos Aires

Artisan workshops in Buenos Aires Argentina Buenos Aires. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageArtisan Collection: Toy show in Thuringia, showing an artisan creating glass objects

Toy show in Thuringia, showing an artisan creating glass objects Germany Berlin. Date of Photograph:05/12/1933

Background imageArtisan Collection: A blacksmith sharpening a knife at the grindstone; France

A blacksmith sharpening a knife at the grindstone; France France. Date of Photograph:1855 ca

Background imageArtisan Collection: Japanese lanterns painters

Japanese lanterns painters Japan. Date of Photograph:1860-1870 ca

Background imageArtisan Collection: The cabinet makers market in Tunis

The cabinet makers market in Tunis. Tunisia Tunis. Date of Photograph:1890-1910 ca

Background imageArtisan Collection: Group portrait of the participants of a finishing course for master stonemasons in S

Group portrait of the participants of a finishing course for master stonemasons in S. Croce, near Trieste Trieste. Date of Photograph:1910 - 1911

Background imageArtisan Collection: Portrait of an elderly man. The man is sitting and weaving a straw basket

Portrait of an elderly man. The man is sitting and weaving a straw basket. Europe. Date of Photograph:1955 - 1960

Background imageArtisan Collection: Craftsman at work, surrounded by handcrafted metal objects and by tools

Craftsman at work, surrounded by handcrafted metal objects and by tools. Date of Photograph:1879-1881

Background imageArtisan Collection: Florida, The Keys, Islamorada, Rain Barrel Artisan Village

Florida, The Keys, Islamorada, Rain Barrel Artisan Village

Background imageArtisan Collection: Colombia, Boyaca, Raquira, clay town, mano del artesano

Colombia, Boyaca, Raquira, clay town, mano del artesano

Background imageArtisan Collection: In front of the walls of the so-called 'red fort' of Delhi, the defensive moat

In front of the walls of the so-called "red fort" of Delhi, the defensive moat, now a public park where dyers of the old city come every day to dry the long strips of fabric that are used

Background imageArtisan Collection: Iron worker 'Patua' or 'Juang', an ethnic group from the state of Orissa, India

Iron worker "Patua" or "Juang", an ethnic group from the state of Orissa, India India State of Orissa. Date of Photograph:1965

Background imageArtisan Collection: Manufacturing of sari, India

Manufacturing of sari, India India. Date of Photograph:1965



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

Artisans are the true masters of their craft, using their hands and skills to create objects that captivate our senses and tell stories of tradition and culture. From Poole Pottery, where skilled potters shape pots on the wheel with precision and artistry, to witnessing a medieval goldsmith delicately crafting intricate designs, we are transported back in time to witness the birth of timeless treasures. In Africa's vibrant city of Fes, Morocco, we marvel at mosaic walls being meticulously crafted for a fountain. Each tile is carefully placed by skilled artisans who have honed their craft through generations. Meanwhile, in Chingford, England in 1922, cork balls were manufactured with meticulous attention to detail - a testament to the dedication artisans put into even the smallest creations. Across continents in America's Navajo Nation, we discover how rugs are made by hand. The weaving process showcases not only incredible skill but also reflects the rich cultural heritage passed down from generation to generation. Similarly enchanting is Malta's lacemaking tradition; delicate threads intertwine as nimble fingers work tirelessly to create intricate patterns that adorn clothing and home decor. Peru reveals its artistic prowess through hand-painted ceramic pendants that showcase vibrant colors inspired by nature's beauty. Ecuador's Otavalo region displays woven wall hangings depicting scenes of Andean life and culture - each thread telling a story etched within its fibers. From George Calver's instruments that produce harmonious melodies to Blists Hill Ironbridge's wheelwrights crafting wooden wheels with expertise - these artisans preserve traditional craftsmanship while embracing modern techniques. In Nigeria's Sokoto region, gourds come alive as they are carved into stunning works of art. The carvers' hands dance across the surface with finesse and passion - transforming ordinary objects into extraordinary pieces that celebrate Nigerian heritage.