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June 1st, 2020


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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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Cherry Staved Vase

Cherry Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 9 ¼" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 black cherry staves, accents of thick cherry veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (5 layers), box elder burl top, black walnut lip and base, 186 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Higher & Higher

Trembleurs (left to right) hard maple stem includes 2 captive rings, walnut base & hollowed globe, total height 15"; holly stem includes 3 captive rings, walnut base & hollowed globes, total height 19", minimum diameter of 5/32"; tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Higher & Higher

Ornate Vase Collection

Ornate Vase Collection

(left to right) birds-eye maple & ebony; apple & bloodwood; mahogany, walnut & bloodwood; ash & walnut, maple, mahogany, walnut & bloodwood, plus various veneers; tung oil finish; each about 6"tall and 2" diameter;

© Carl Durance


Whirl Wind

14" diameter by 8" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Whirl Wind

Dizzy Again

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


Atop Cloud Nine

Lidded bowl; flamed walnut base; top is 9-piece segmented rings of birds’ eye maple, black cherry, curly maple, and black walnut with a black walnut finial; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 6 ½" diameter by 6 ¼" tall.


Represented Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London, ON) at AAW's 25th Anniversary symposium "Turning 25 - A Celebration" exhibit.

© Carl Durance

Atop Cloud Nine
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