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February 22nd, 2020


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Carl Durance
(Creative Magic Design)
Wiarton, Ontario, Canada

About Carl

Carl works in many media including wood (turned, 3D sculpture), glass (flameworked/lampworked, fused), clay (stoneware and porcelin pottery), and precious metal (jewelry).

Carl started turning wood in the mid 1980s. He is currently a member of the Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild in Kincardine, Simcoe Woodturners Guild in Barrie, Thames Valley Woodturners Guild in London, American Association of Woodturners, Segmented Woodturners, and Ornamental Turning International. Through a combination of instructional training and self-taught (trial & error), Carl continues to develop and refine his technique.

Carl concentrates on domestic woods, including maple, cherry, birch, butternut, and walnut. He enjoys using exotics on occasion. He likes to incorporate surface embellishments, such as air-brushed, gilded, or woodburned accents, on a turned piece.

Carl shows his work and teaches a variety of classes at the Southampton Art Centre in Southampton and Stephen Hogbin's Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, and is a regular presenter at other guilds and public events.


For more information on Carl's work, you can contact Carl at lazy.bee@bmts.com.

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Chip-Carved Platter

Chip-Carved Platter

9 ½" diameter x 1 ½" tall

Platter (low-profile bowl) turned from butternut wood with outer rim embellished with a chip-carved border design, finished wil polymerized tung oil.

© Carl Durance


Tall Hollow Form

5" diameter by 9 1/2; tall

Walnut branch hollow-form showing sapwood and bark inclusions.

© Carl Durance

Tall Hollow Form

The Princess & The Queen

The Princess & The Queen

2 1/2" diameter x 7" tall

Segmented stave-contruction lidded box pair turned from oak, walnut, and cherry laminate separated by black-dyed pear, sycamore and purpleheart veneer laminate with hard maple bottom and lid plus purpleheart and ebony finials.

© Carl Durance


Box Elder Bowl

9 1/2" diameter x 3" tall

Medium-sized bowl turned from a block of box elder.

© Carl Durance

Box Elder Bowl

Bravery Bead Boxes

Bravery Bead Boxes

A collection of Bravery Bead Boxes donated to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital to contain Bravery Beads for children in special cases. Boxes measure approximately 7" diameter and 6" in height. Made of various woods. Polymerized tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Ornate Lidded Box

2 3/8" diameter by 7 5/8" tall

Ornate lidded box with finial and pedestal, made from curly maple staves, ebony, and black-dyed pear veneer.

© Carl Durance

Ornate Lidded Box
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