An Aficionado is a champion for artists and creativity. The aficionado artifact designates a buyer who has purchased more than $2000 worth of items from artfire.com. This is a special breed of art and craft lover. This person has shifted much of their spending to handmade items and believes strongly in the handmade movement. Aficionados are creativity's biggest fan and some of our favorite and most influential members. Additionally aficionados may be designated as such by Art Fire in exchange for great service to the arfire.com artisan marketplace. They may be celebrity curators, media stars or other influential individuals who are committed to buying and selling handmade items and supporting a strong artisan community.
An Art Fire Enthusiast has purchased over $500 in value from the handmade artisans on Art Fire. These Enthusiasts love crafting and creativity and express that by supporting artisans and the handmade community with their dollars.
Council Members serve an important role in the Art Fire Interactive Artisan Community. Our council members approve guild applications, determine handmade status, review flagged items and serve in an advisory role for the development team. There are many different councils within the ArtFire.com community, but all council members are helping to improve our marketplace. This artifact serves to let everyone know that these artisans are active participants working to improve ArtFire.com.
Almost every day we get suggestions from our artfire.com member artisans on how to make Art Fire better. We listen to every idea for improving the handmade community. While we can't implement all of them right away, we do try to roll out innovations from our artisans on a regular basis. If an artisan suggests something that we use to improve the sight, they are awarded the innovator artifact. The artisans with this artifact have helped to make artfire.com a better handmade artisan community.
Select artisans are asked to be columnists in ArtFire publications Nosh or Handmade News. These folks publish insight, inspiration and innovation on a regular basis. If you see this artifact you can rest assured that the artisan who displays it is one of our experts.
This artifact recognizes artisans who have contributed to Art Daily through a submission, featured item, cartoon or technique. Contributors to any community help to improve it. Our contributors are recognized with this snazzy cub reporter style button.
These media savvy Artisans are frequent contributors to Art Cast the artisan video site. After contributing at least 10 videos and receiving 1,000 views an Artisan is designated an Art Cast Artisan. Art Cast artisans are helping to educate, inform and inspire our community and handmade marketplace. Be sure to check out their crafting videos and other media.
These Artisans are well versed in the process and services of ArtFire. They have agreed to help new artisans and sellers get the most out of ArtFire. If you are stuck and need to ask a quick question, or just want to learn from the best, you should contact a Fire Mentor Artisan. Fire Mentor Artisans are wonderful guides and helpful mentors in our handmade artisan community.
To be a Forge Master an Artisan must have successfully completed five Forge transactions. Forging is the commission process used by buyers to request custom items from artisans. Our most successful and responsive Forging Artisans can become Forge Master Artisans and display this Artifact. When choosing an artisan to forge an item for you the Forge Master Artisan artifact is a symbol of that Artisan's ability and success.
A Designer artisan has won an art or craft competition here on ArtFire. Various competitions and contests on ArtFire serve to bring out the best from our Handmade Artisans. Winners and award recipients will receive the recognition of their peers and the right to display the Designer Artisan Artifact.
If you see this artifact you know that the artisan has been through a juried review process and of the items listed in their shop are made by hand by the Artisan. This artifact is the symbol of total commitment to making with your own two hands. That commitment is very special, and it deserves recognition.
The first Pro members of ArtFire.com become charter members. This artifact represents the artisan's trail blazing nature and commitment to the ArtFire.com artisan community.
The ArtFire Maven Team helps us grow and prosper as a community and marketplace. Through collaborative promotional efforts, maven exclusive product testing, and regular brainstorming and feedback opportunities, the maven team has helped to shape ArtFire into the vibrant and growing venue it is today.
Similar to the Guild Artisan artifact, this symbolizes the status of Guild Master. Guild Masters are the leader of a trade Guild and serve as a contact point and coordinator for Guild activities and membership.
This artifact indicates that the artisan is a member of at least one trade guild. Guilds are a team system within the handmade community that provide for cooperative efforts to learn, teach, compete, and improve the community and the arts.
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