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Meet the Makers’ Circle, an advisory group of contemporary artists and designers working closely with Shaker Museum to advance dialogue around the relationship between past and contemporary material culture and explore how makers express their values in their work.

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Ini Archibong
Archibong’s practice is characterized by craftsmanship and the integrity of his chosen materials, as well as a passion for world cultures and his own Nigerian heritage. Photo by Julian Anderson. @iniarchibong
A room with a bunch of colorful yarns on the wall.
Sheila Hicks
Hicks received a Fulbright scholarship in 1957-58 to paint in Chile. While in South America, she developed her interest in working with fibers. @ateliersheilahicks
A man with long hair and a scarf.
Nacho Carbonell
Carbonell is known for his tactile approach to sculpture, playing with texture, experimental techniques, and natural materials. @nacho_carbonell
A woman posing next to a stuffed doll.
Katie Stout
Stout is a Brooklyn-based designer known for her whimsical and provocative Lady Lamps. @ummmsmile
A man holding up a large glass chandelier.
David Nosanchuk

Nosanchuk is a New York City-based artist whose work is a combination of rigour, history, technology, and storytelling. @davidnosanchuk
A woman working on a sewing machine.
Jolie Ngo
Ngo is a Vietnamese-American ceramic artist expanding the potential of the vessel form by creating cyborgian objects that acknowledge past ceramic traditions while smiling towards the future. @jolienope
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Neri&Hu was founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office is an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai. @neriandhu
A man is hanging a large metal chandelier in an office.
Emmett Moore
Moore was the first Miami-based designer to have a solo exhibition at Design Miami/. @emmettmoore
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Bibhu Mohapatra
Mohapatra is a New York-based fashion and jewelry designer who launched his first collection during New York Fashion Week in 2009. @bibhumohapatra
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Ladies & Gentlemen Studio
Founded by Dylan Davis and Jean Lee in 2010, their bi-coastal design studio offers objects from lighting, furniture and accessories to creative direction of spaces and experiences. @ladiesandgentlemenstudio
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Designer Katja Hettler and architect Jula Tüllmann are the duo behind the Berlin/Miami-based studio, hettler.tüllmann. @hettler.tullmann @katjahettler @jula_tullmann
A pair of stuffed animals standing next to each other.
The Haas Brothers
The Haas Brothers are Nikolai and Simon Haas. The Los Angeles-based brothers work across creative disciplines including fashion, film, music, art, and design. Photo by Tim Hans. @thehaasbrothers
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gt2P (great things to People) is an art, architecture, and design studio based in Chile. Photo by Cristobal Palma. @gt2p
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Bode was the first female designer to show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The brand began with a collection of one-of-a-kind garments composed entirely of antique textiles. @bode
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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.