Company | Cedar Mountain Studios | Saltspring Island, B.C. Canada
About Cedar Mountain Studios
Cedar Mountain is our love story. It goes like this. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Boy (Don) is a theatre designer from Winnipeg with a burning desire to make and sell wooden birds. Girl (Suzanne) is a teacher in training from Vancouver with no ideas whatsoever about wooden birds. Boy and girl go on a date, share a bottle of wine and their hearts crack open. And that's when the Cedar Mountain story started … when we fell in love but we are getting ahead of ourselves. We did what in love people often do and got married, bought a house in Vancouver, and had three fabulous children. The flying wooden bird business succeeded. We had 40 employees, a busy factory, and were selling our products in big-name stores. We came to Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada for a getaway in January 1993 and decided to move. Soon after, we closed our studio in Vancouver, packed up our kids, hopped on a ferry, and launched Cedar Mountain Studios on a tiny island. Three children were raised and two grandchildren were born. Dogs were welcomed. Almost forty years have since past, and we’ve made thousands of products in our backyard workshop. It’s very personal. It’s frenetic. Every single thing that leaves our studio is authentically us. It's absolutely overflowing with passion and made with love.