I have been creating wooden toys since the late 60’s. I started as an industrial arts teacher which eventually led to a woodworking hobby. In 1976 that hobby became a profession when I started Baldwin Toys. Retired from teaching, this is now my career.
It started with the Rumbleseat model, still our best selling car. I do shows in every part of the country and in all types of venues after starting with a card table at the Omaha Summer Arts Festival.
After more than 500 shows and over a million miles, I've received countless ribbons and awards for my artwork from these shows. Our toys can also be found in many top galleries across the nation.
They continue to be featured in the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas concerts, much to our delight! We've been featured in several national publications including Sunshine Artists, Wood Magazine and Crafts Report. In 2006 Baldwin Toys celebrated its 30th anniversary!
Making wooden “toys” is still a labor of love and I hope to be doing it until I drop! Thanks, Steve Baldwin