Courtney Skott

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where I was very shy, made good grades, and designed the set for my senior-year high school play. I started at the University of Texas at Austin as an Engineering major, graduated with a degree in Journalism in 1996, and worked in high tech in Austin and New York before co-founding an Internet software company in 2000. After moving to San Francisco with my husband in 2002, I returned to school and graduated from the Wood/Furniture program at the California College of the Arts in May 2006.

My work evinces the hand-made feel and detailing of studio furniture while maintaining a strong aesthetic relationship with the contemporary design world. I draw from diverse sources of inspiration such as industrial processes, antique forms, traditional textiles and new technology to create multi-layered, conceptual work that is beautiful and ornamental but above all functional.


2007 "C" Change, Craft in Our Future: Recent Alums from California College of the Arts, The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco

2006 New Moves: Fast Forward & Instant Replay, LIMN Gallery, San Francisco

2006 Winter Dreams, Transmissions Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2006 Through the Woods, Red Ink Gallery, San Francisco

2005 Space/Craft, Propeller, San Francisco

2005 RAW: Ronald and Anita Wornick Scholarship Exhibition, California College of the Arts

2004 Restored, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design

2004 Restoration, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

2004 Bay Area Furniture Art 2004, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco

2004 California Design 2004, Baulines Craft Guild, San Francisco

2002 New Student Exhibition, Distinguished Work, California College of the Arts


Surface Magazine [Link], November/December 2006

Design*Sponge [Link], May 2006

MocoLoco [Link], May 2006

Coochicoos [Link], May 2006

Woodwork Magazine, Gallery, February 2006, p. 50

Woodwork Magazine, Gallery, August 2005, p. 47

Design*Sponge [Link], January 2005

San Francisco Chronicle [Link], November 2004


Many of the photos taken of my pieces are the work of two very talented photographers, Tim Gasperak and Derek Powazek. Also, this site was designed by me but built by Bart Solowiej.

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