Cedar Mountain Studios is located on the West Coast of Canada on beautiful Salt Spring Island. We settled on this gem in the Salish Sea almost 25 years ago and are so happy we did. We built our workshop steps away from our home on our 11 acre property surrounded by beautiful Cedar Trees a Pond and a vista created by mother nature. Our inspiration greets us every morning as we make our way to the Studio.
We started the business in Vancouver in 1981 and the move to Salt Spring gave us a new focus and lifestyle which we have embraced. Happily we have been able to welcome our youngest daughter Amy and her husband Dan into the fold in recent years. The joining of family and a team of dedicated staff have created a winning combination for us. We recently coined the term “Mountaineers” to describe our clan. Hard work and humour are the keys to making the many hours spent at Cedar Mountain both happy and productive.
As you will see we offer several lines of home décor with wood as our primary base. Each piece is lovingly created with
the hope of sparking joy and inspiration for our customers. We also have the pleasure of working with some very talented artists who contribute their individual skill and style to our brand of handmade products.
We are honored when visitors to our site choose to shop Cedar Mountain and bring a little partof us into their lives.
Wild Rose Pottery was established by Maureen & Barry Payne in 1975 and they built the pottery on our country property, 30 miles NE of Winnipeg, in 1978.
Maureen is the original potter having been trained in England before they immigrated to Canada in 1967. She graduated with an Advanced Ceramic Diploma from the Cambridge Institute & Balls Park College Hertfordshire. She has been practicing her art continuously since that time primarily making functional stoneware pottery which we have sold at numerous retail art/craft shows across Canada.
MARILYN KUTSUKAKE, Mississauga, ON
Born in Toronto Ontario, Marilyn Kutsukake has
been working and raising a family for 25 years.
For 15 years she has worked as a commercial
artist, creating gift items, stationery, book
covers and painting architectural subjects. She
has also been involved in workshops as both
teacher and participant, has had many solo
exhibitions and participated in juried shows.
Her paintings draw out the elusive details of
mundane objects that become the silent witnesses
to our lives. Using familiar objects such
as bowls, chairs, quilts and pitchers, Marilyn
achieves, through technical facility and emotional
investment, the qualities that describe
how the objects we live with, or remember
become representatives of our memories and
experiences. Rather than conjuring the merely
nostalgic or sentimental facets of her subjects,
Marilyn’s scope conveys the longing for hope
and warmth that we also carry in our memory.