Autumn Cates

Autumn Cates, is a furniture designer born and raised in Maine, and currently working towards obtaining a BFA in Woodworking and Furniture Design at Maine College of Art.


Cates researches for new designs and ways to incorporate writing and other materials into her furniture.  She is always finding new topics to think about and bring into the light of conversation.  From building the general style furniture to more abstract pieces, her techniques are continuously growing and developing.  Developing her skills in using hands tools and joinery, Cates has learned a new form of patients and craft with woodworking.  Her practice is growing with the ideas of visual storytelling of personal life experiences in hopes the viewer can relate. Designing cabinetry and frame work that contains different form of reflection and light, in hope the viewer begins seeing things from different points of view.  Cates continues to expand her interests in woodworking and in finding ways to involve her audience.


Portland, 04101

Skowhegan, 04976