Rent-A-Pro: Courtney Gray

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Rent-A-Pro: Courtney Gray


45 minute phone call

Courtney Gray’s Areas of Expertise:

  • When to Outsource and How to Hire

  • Facilitating Workshops

  • Disciplining Yourself as an Artisan/ Motivation and Direction, Surpassing Road Blocks Both Personal and in the Industry

Courtney Gray has been designing jewelry and metal art for 20+ years and has experience as a casting tech, bench jeweler, teacher, all while managing her own custom jewelry business and as the Owner/Creative Director of one of the fastest growing jewelry schools in the U.S.

In 2006, she opened Creative Side Jewelry Academy, an independent school, in Austin, TX. She saw Creative Side as an organic extension of her own studio—a space where a community of artists could share equipment, tools and creative thoughts. Today, her vision has grown to include more than 75 classes each year taught by handpicked instructors, local and from around the world, to provide true expertise.

Courtney is not only the founder of Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin, but is also on the advisory board for Rio Grande, Bead and Button, and on the Education Dialogue Committee for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. As another facet of her business she is now a jewelry business consultant for students, young professionals, and established artists. She has years of first-hand experience in the business and the knowledge and resources to enable you to reach your goals.


Rent-A-Pro is a component of SNAG’s Road 2 Success program that makes one-on-one consultations with subject matter experts accessible to artist entrepreneurs. Clients get a 45-minute meeting with an expert specifically focused on the goal(s) that you identify.  Potential topics include marketing, social media, sales, business plan development, branding, pricing, graphic design, web design, bookkeeping, tax prep, search engine optimization, merchandising, finding your customer segment, legal guidance and more.

Whether you are starting out or need help with an existing business, this personalized attention can be just the support you need to achieve your goals.  

  1. After payment is processed, you will be given a pre-call questionnaire to download.

  2. Complete and return downloaded pre-call questionnaire and supplemental materials listed on the form

  3. Schedule your call (Note: Your pro will reach out to you after your completed questionnaire is received.)

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