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Who is an artisan?

An artisan is a highly skilled craftsman or craftswoman specializing in crafting handmade, often unique items. Renowned for their expertise in a specific craft, artisans employ traditional techniques, manual skills, and an in-depth understanding of their chosen materials to create high-quality, aesthetically pleasing products. The term “artisan” underscores the craftsmanship and unwavering dedication to the artistry involved in producing items that showcase both skill and creativity. Whether working independently or within communities, artisans contribute to the preservation and evolution of diverse crafts and artistic traditions. Their work reflects a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, making them essential contributors to the world of handmade craftsmanship. Here are some examples of artisans – 

  • Fashion Designers
  • Sculptors
  • Furniture Designers
  • Cooks
  • Ceramists
  • Carpenters
  • Mechanical Designers
  • Wall Decorators
  • Tailors
  • Metalworkers
  • Musicians
  • Painters
  • Jewelry Makers
  • Shoe Makers
  • Basket Makers
  • Garden Designers
  • Photographers
  • Bakers
  • Batik Painters
  • Carpet Makers

2023 winners

2023 WINNERS

Past Winners

Get to know our past winners of the Artisan of the Year Award

Victor Tan, Sculpturist

2022

Steven Low Thia Kwang, Ceramicist

2021

Wong Mah Jia Lan, Painter, Philanthropist

2020

Kamal Dollah, Batik Painter

2019

Kim Whye Kee, Ceramicist

2018

Sin Jin How, Musician, Flute Player

2017

Barry Yeow, Painter

2016

Pearl Yang Jingsu, Ceramicist

2015

Terasa 'Terry' Lobaton, Jewelery Maker

2014

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