About Us

Cedar Lake has curated a selection of some of the most finely crafted, most compelling and often whimsical works by Canadian artists and artisans to make them available to you online for the last two years. Now, we are thrilled to open a brick and mortar store so that you can see everything in person. Visit us at Cedar Lake Studios, 19 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge (Galt), ON.


Susan Benton: I am a Canadian entrepreneur with a background in marketing, sales, communication, training and retail directorships at major Canadian theatres and art galleries. Born in Toronto, I have also lived in Oakville, Stratford, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Waterdown and now Hamilton, and I have travelled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and across Canada and the US. I have two awesome sons who each make the world a better place in very special ways. I also play the piano (poorly), cycle and run, and spend as much time at the cottage as I can. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I am blessed to be able to manage this business.

What and Why:

My business partner's and my career paths converged at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, the only gallery in Canada solely devoted to exhibiting and collecting Canadian historical and contemporary art. Our goal was to work together to create opportunities for artists and artisans, and share their work with those who want more beauty, joy and fun in their lives. We created and launched Cedar Lake in 2015. My partner is now a full-time artist and you will see her work on the site. 

Where we have come:

Cedar Lake offers a selection of art and gifts, each one carefully chosen for its quality, uniqueness and story. I am always searching for new artist and artisan work so you will see new work regularly. Enjoy browsing and purchasing something for yourself or to share. Cedar Lake customers are happy with their purchases. You can read some of their testimonials on the Customers Share blog. Customers say that the product is even better than in the pictures - I agree!

Cedar Lake can also be seen at select festivals and art shows. Please see Festivals and Markets for dates and locations.

AND NEW IN NOVEMBER 2017 - Cedar Lake Studios opened its doors in Cambridge, Ontario. See larger original art works and some of the favourites from the online store in person. Cedar Lake Studios is at 19 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge, ON and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, other days by appointment.

When you order online, your package is put together by hand and will be shipped within 48 hours (although usually within 24 hours). All packaging materials are environmentally friendly. Please feel free to re-use them. I can also arrange for hand delivery within the Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas, Cambridge area or arrange for parcel pickup if you need something immediately. I am pretty flexible!

Thank you for your interest in Cedar Lake and Cedar Lake Studios!

For any further inquiries, submissions, or ideas, drop me a line via the contact page