Artificer - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
ARTIF'ICER, n. [L. artifex, from ars, and facio.]
1. An artist; a mechanic or manufacturer; one whose occupation requires skill or knowledge of a particular kind; as a silversmith, or sadler.
2. One who makes or contrives; an inventor; as an artificer of fraud or lies.
3. A cunning, or artful fellow. [not used.]