Germinate is a compilation of handcrafted wearable & functional art in a resonant synthesis of natural, bohemian, vintage & symbolic elements. The collection includes jewelry, textiles & home décor, as well as an apothecary line made from local wildcrafted herbs & hand infused oils. Germinate illustrates that functionality, aesthetics & sustainability can coexist by transforming natural, reclaimed, upcycled, local, organic & fair trade materials.

Shan a self taught, multidisciplinary artist whose work stems from an intrigue of handcrafting functional, wearable & decorative objects, while being mindful of environmental footprint & social sustainablity. The changing seasons influence her materials & work.  Her intention is to create each individual component of each art piece by transforming natural, reclaimed, upcycled, organic, local & fair trade materials. Everything has a story & innumerable discarded objects have potential to become something both beautiful & useful. Being fully involved in the process, is a fundamental element in all her work, from individually hand forging every component, sustainably hand collecting raw materials & salvaging discarded items to seed saving, organically growing & wild crafting her own herbs, which then are hand infused, fresh in season & incorporated in to her apothecary line. The nature of the materials used assures each piece unique. Transcending gender & generations, the Germinate aesthetic appeals to those focused on eco-conscious natural living, seeking local, ethically & sustainably made wares, to individuals who surround themselves with functional & wearable art that has meaning & purpose.


Shan Crippen

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