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.
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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