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November 15th, 2019


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 at the Southampton Art Gallery in Southampton and the Craft Ontario Shop in Toronto. He teaches a variety of classes at the Southampton Art School, 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


Spalted Birch Bowl

5 1/4" x 2 7/8" tall

Small bowl with partial natural edge turned from a piece of spalted birch firewood.

© Carl Durance

Spalted Birch Bowl

Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

Lidded vase; 9-piece segmented rings of birds’ eye maple and black walnut, with black walnut, maple, and black cherry veneers and a figured black cherry finial; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 5 ¾" diameter by 5 ¾" tall.


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

© 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

Cherry Pens

Cherry Pens

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

© 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
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