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October 1st, 2022


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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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Rainbow of Pens

Rainbow of Pens

Rainbow of Pens is a collection based on the "Easy Grip" or "Comfort" pen kit for a local organization. Primarily figured hard maple with a variety of natural and dyed wood inserts trimmed with black-dyed veneer.

© Carl Durance


Diamonds Are Forever

Segmented vase for Kaili's Christmas; diamond feature ring; 12 segment rings; 469 individual pieces; curly soft maple, mahogany, black walnut, black-dyed veneer, and blue-dyed soft maple burl; tung oil finish; 6" tall by 8" diameter.

© Carl Durance

Diamonds Are Forever

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


We're-in-this-together Pen

Maple Leaf pen with "We're in this together" engraved pen clip, 132 individual pieces of wood forming a segmented swirl; Maple, Pau Amarello, Purpleheart, Roasted Maple, and black-dyed veneer.
Donated to Southampton Arts Centre local food bank fundraiser.

© Carl Durance

We're-in-this-together Pen

A Ring Of Tulips

A Ring Of Tulips

Segmented bracelet for Kaili's birthday; 12 segment rings; 288 individual pieces; tulipwood, ebony, maple veneer, black-dyed pear veneer; polished to 2000 grit and waxed finish.

© Carl Durance


Feeling Dizzy

12½" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, over 1700 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Feeling Dizzy
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