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August 2nd, 2021


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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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Feeling Dizzy

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


Wig/Jewelry Stand

7½" diameter by 15½" tall

Combination wig and jewelry stand with rotating top, made from black cherry, tung oil finish. Donation piece to "wig stands for cancer" project through Simcoe Woodturners Guild.

© Carl Durance

Wig/Jewelry Stand

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


Box with Enamelled Lid

3" diameter by 3" tall

Walnut box with green-blue enamelled lid and ebony finial, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Box with Enamelled Lid

Small Stave Vase

Small Stave Vase

2 3/8" diameter by 4 3/8" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 curly maple staves, accents of maple and black-dyed pear veneers, black cherry burl top, ebony lip and base, tung oil finish.

© 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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