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July 21st, 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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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


Atop Cloud Nine

Lidded bowl; flamed walnut base; top is 9-piece segmented rings of birds’ eye maple, black cherry, curly maple, and black walnut with a black walnut finial; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 6 ½" diameter by 6 ¼" tall.


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

© Carl Durance

Atop Cloud Nine

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


Eye of the Tornado

13" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, over 1450 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Eye of the Tornado

Apple Of My Eye

Apple Of My Eye

3" diameter by 3" tall

Walnut box with yellow-green enamelled lid and ebony finial, tung oil finish.

© 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
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