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September 23rd, 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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Higher & Higher

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


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

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


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

Collection of Celtic Kont Pens

Collection of Celtic Kont Pens

A collection of Celtic knot pens using various domestic and exotic woods and veneers with Music, Cigar, American, Sierra, and Maple Leaf pen kits.

© 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
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