Eric Mase moved to Ely, Minnesota in 1996 to build birch bark canoes. Since then, he has built over 80 bark canoes, both full & scale models, in addition to other historical art pieces. For the past 24 years, Eric has spent time every day renewing his true passion: the drum. Eric’s focus on the cedar hand drum has been influenced by the same traditional tools and building methods that stem from handcrafted bark canoes. Eric is also the owner & builder of the WEE CABIN Company, specializing in handcrafted timber frame cabins.