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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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The Princess & The Queen

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


BFAB Bowl

10" diameter by 4 1/4" tall

Bowl-from-a-board (BFAB) using laminated curly maple and roasted maple board.

© Carl Durance

BFAB Bowl

Looking Dizzy

Looking Dizzy

12" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, approximately 900 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Chip-Carved Platter

9 ½" diameter x 1 ½" tall

Platter (low-profile bowl) turned from butternut wood with outer rim embellished with a chip-carved border design, finished wil polymerized tung oil.

© Carl Durance

Chip-Carved Platter

Bravery Bead Boxes

Bravery Bead Boxes

A collection of Bravery Bead Boxes donated to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital to contain Bravery Beads for children in special cases. Boxes measure approximately 7" diameter and 6" in height. Made of various woods. Polymerized tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Chip-Carved Platter

7 1/2" diameter x 1 1/8" tall

Platter (low-profile bowl) turned from butternut wood with inside bottom embellished with a chip-carved rosette design.

© Carl Durance

Chip-Carved Platter
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