Tuesday
February 27th, 2024


Member since 1999

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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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European Beech Stave Vase

European Beech Stave Vase

4¾" diameter by 10½" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 European beech staves, accents of thick blue-dyed veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (5 layers), box elder burl top, black walnut lip and base, 186 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Fibonacci Flare with a Cap

Lidded vase using a bowl-from-a-board construction; lamination of cherry, maple, walnut topped with walnut wafer; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 7 ¼" diameter by 7 ¼" tall.


Represented Simcoe Woodturners Guild (Barrie, ON) at AAW's 25th Anniversary symposium "Turning 25 - A Celebration" exhibit.

© Carl Durance

Fibonacci Flare with a Cap

Collection of Kaleidoscopes

Collection of Kaleidoscopes

A variety of kaleidoscopes including egg scopes, mini oil wand scopes, oil wand scope, oil cell scope, teleidoscope, and full-sized oil cell scopes.

© Carl Durance


Chip-Carved Bowl

4 1/2" diameter x 4 1/8" tall

Small pedestal bowl turned from basswood with outside embellished with a chip-carved design.

© Carl Durance

Chip-Carved Bowl

Hollow Form Vase with Finial

Hollow Form Vase with Finial

3 5/8" diameter x 8 1/2" tall (including finial).
Finial diameter down to 1/16".

Hollow form vase with finial stopper. Vase is spalted paper birch limb with a Yatoba (Brazialian Cherry) trimmed opening. The finial is Yatoba. Finish is polymerized tung oil.

© Carl Durance


Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

A collection of Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes turned from hard maple, coloured with permanent markers, and finished with tung oil. Boxes are approximately 2¼" diameter and 4½" tall. Functional spinning tops form the lids of the boxes. Boxes may be inverted to provide a platform upon which to spin the top. An ultimate addition to the desk of the busy executive!

© Carl Durance

Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes
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