Inside the studio

Canoe is a modern leather studio based in Austin, TX.

Natalie Davis launched Canoe in 2009 with a mission to resurrect the timeless material of leather with a contemporary approach. Through design concepting, development, and final installation, Natalie works with clients in order to ensure that every Canoe piece brings simplicity and beauty to their spaces.


About Natalie
Natalie is a designer, artist, and educator with a deep appreciation of craft. She received her BA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA and her MFA in 2-D Design from Cranbrook. Canoe explores her love of pattern on leather, using traditional tooling and construction techniques to create modern forms. In 2012, Natalie co-founded Feliz, a weekend celebration of handmade, featuring artist-led workshops and a holiday sale in Austin, TX. She enjoys sharing her craft through workshops, collaborations, mentoring, and speaking engagements. 


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Photos by Arden Wray

Photos by Arden Wray

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