A Jedi artisan was a specialization that could be attained by those Jedi Knights studying the ways of the Jedi Sentinel, who tried to understand creativity as a central aspect of the will of the Force.
Jedi artisans typically pursued the construction of lightsabers, although they sometimes focused on other crafts. Jedi artisans might create a mere half-dozen truly master works in their career. Some of these pieces were given to particular Jedi, while others were entrusted to the Jedi Archives.
Notable Jedi artisans were the Great Sith War–era Master Vodo-Siosk Baas, and the Duros Felanil Baaks in the years prior to the Clone Wars. He created lightsabers with casings of crystal, wood, and stone, and one unique lightsaber crafted as a liquid matrix suspended in a compressed gravity tube. Jedi Master Mace Windu was given one of Baaks' lightsabers, although he later gave this to a young Jedi from the Cularin system. Baaks himself traveled to the Cularin system, where he trained five new Jedi artisans. Another artisan, Jedi Jwartek, crafted a hilt out of a branch from an ancient tree, while another specialized in crystal and glass hilts.