Sheri Schumacher is a designer and educator whose work is at the interface of architecture, public interest design and craft practices in contemporary culture. She is an advocate for creative economies that encourage relationships between places of making, materiality, tools and handmade production. Inspired by regional craft heritage and hand stitching traditions, her recent textile assemblages explore narratives about cultural landscapes. Discovery through the act of making and the physical engagement with materials is central to her design process.
“My creative path was informed by the multi-cultural experiences of my childhood. As an American born in Munich, Germany, design education began at an early age with beautifully crafted Scandinavian furniture in our home, Marimekko fabric of my mother’s clothing, and living in European urban environments rich with architectural history.”