Rick Barton has lived on the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) for the past 18 years. He has been a fisherman most of his life but has always had a passion for woodworking. Living in total nature he used to beach comb in his spare time. That was when he came up with the idea to combine his woodworking skills with ocean life; thus coming up with his Red Cedar shell boxes.
“I love my work and hope all who end up with my creations love them as much as I do......Enjoy!”
The story of Side Street Studio is more than the history
of a business. It is the physical expression of a belief
that real art should be accessible to everyone. It is
also the evolution of a business model supported by
principles of community-building economics.