Friday
March 22nd, 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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Fibonacci Flare with a Cap

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


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

Bravery Bead Bowl for Matthew

Cherry Pens

Cherry Pens

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

© 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

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


The Princess & The Queen

2 1/2" diameter x 7" tall

Segmented stave-contruction lidded box pair turned from oak, walnut, and cherry laminate separated by black-dyed pear, sycamore and purpleheart veneer laminate with hard maple bottom and lid plus purpleheart and ebony finials.

© Carl Durance

The Princess & The Queen
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