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October 18th, 2019


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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.


For more information on Carl's work, you can contact Carl at lazy.bee@bmts.com.

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Kaili's Surprise

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


Curly Maple Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 9 ¾" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 curly maple staves, hard maple burl cap, imbuya lip and base, accents of thick mahogany veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (5 layers), 186 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Curly Maple Staved Vase

Fluted Goblet

Fluted Goblet

Goblet turned from hard maple with a captive ring on the stem; finished with tung oil; stands 8" high and 2" diameter with 1/16th" wall thickness.

© Carl Durance


Dizzy Again

13" diameter by 6½" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Dizzy Again

Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

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


Segmented Bracelet

Segmented bracelet for sister-in-law Karen; 9 segment rings; 90 individual pieces; bird's eye maple and walnut, plus maple, walnut, and purpleheart veneers; polished to 1000 grit and tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Segmented Bracelet
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