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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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