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October 17th, 2021


Member since 2007

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Carl Durance
(Creative Magic Design)
Wiarton, Ontario, Canada

About Carl

Growing up on a large poultry farm in Ontario, working with his hands came naturally to Carl, instilling values of strong work ethic and respect for all things natural. His creative instinct and desire for challenge led to the position of Associate Director of a leading-edge computer software research and development group at the University of Waterloo.

Carl now focuses that creative energy and desire to learn to ever-increasing artistic endeavours. He is accomplished in different art forms, using clay, glass, metal, stone, and wood, including lampworked/flameworked glass, pottery, stained and fused glass, bird carving, glass enamelling on metal, jewellery, and wood turning. Carl lives in a tranquil country setting hemmed between Colpoys Bay to the North and the Niagara Escarpment to the South.

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 shows his work and teaches a variety of classes at the Southampton Art Centre in Southampton and Stephen Hogbin's Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, 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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Tall & Slender

Tall & Slender

4" diameter by 12" tall

Tall slender spalted birch hollow-form vase, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

Lidded vase; 9-piece segmented rings of birds’ eye maple and black walnut, with black walnut, maple, and black cherry veneers and a figured black cherry finial; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 5 ¾" diameter by 5 ¾" tall.


Represented Grey Bruce Woodturners Guild (Kincardine, ON) at AAW's 25th Anniversary symposium "Turning 25 - A Celebration" exhibit.

© Carl Durance

Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

Kaleidoscope Collection

Kaleidoscope Collection

(left to right) walnut & maple; spalted maple & walnut; walnut & cherry; curly maple & walnut; curly maple & walnut; mahogany & walnut with Celtic knot; plus various veneers; first/front surface mirror, rotating oil object cell; tung oil finish; ranging from 10" to 14" length.

© Carl Durance


Kaili's Surprise

BFAB (bowl-from-a-board) Vase; laminated curly maple/black walnut square stalk; 6 concentic rings; 7" tall and 9 ½" diameter with 7/16" wall thickness; finished with polymerized tung oil.

© Carl Durance

Kaili's Surprise

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


Collection of Spoons

A collection of spoons with turned handles and carved scoops. Left-to-Right, Birch, Basswood, Ash, Apple, Birch, and bottom, Butternut. Average 12 1/2" length. Tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Collection of Spoons
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