Wednesday
September 18th, 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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Black Walnut Stave Vase

Black Walnut Stave Vase

5" diameter by 10½" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 black walnut staves, accents of thick pink-dyed veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (7 layers), hard maple burl top, curly maple lip and base, 251 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


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

Collection of Kaleidoscopes

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


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

Kaleidoscope

Tall Hollow Form

Tall Hollow Form

5" diameter by 9 1/2; tall

Walnut branch hollow-form showing sapwood and bark inclusions.

© Carl Durance


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

European Beech Stave Vase
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