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April 12th, 2021


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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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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


Feeling Dizzy

12 ½" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, over 1700 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Feeling Dizzy

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


Sycamore Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 8 ½" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Sycamore Staved Vase

We're-in-this-together Pen

We're-in-this-together Pen

Maple Leaf pen with "We're in this together" engraved pen clip, 132 individual pieces of wood forming a segmented swirl; Maple, Pau Amarello, Purpleheart, Roasted Maple, and black-dyed veneer.
Donated to Southampton Arts Centre local food bank fundraiser.

© Carl Durance


Cherry Pens

A series of "big classic" pens turned from a large black cherry knot.

© Carl Durance

Cherry Pens
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