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March 22nd, 2019


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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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Cherry Pens

Cherry Pens

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

© Carl Durance


Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

© Carl Durance

Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

2 1/4" diameter x 10" tall

Kadeidoscope turned from walnut with maple end pieces and multi-layered veneer accent strips. Oil-filled magic wand object cell.

© Carl Durance


Maple Staved Vase

5¼" diameter by 11" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Maple Staved Vase

Bravery Bead Bowl for Matthew

Bravery Bead Bowl for Matthew

Bravery Bead Bowl gift for Waleroo colleague's 14 year old son undergoing lukemia treatments; zig-zag feature ring; 16 segment rings; 388 individual pieces; curly soft maple, black walnut, blue-dyed veneers, wood-burned baseball knob (Toronto Blue Jays), tung oil finish; 8¼" tall by 8¼" diameter.

© 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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