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February 15th, 2019


Member since 1999

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Carl Durance
(Creative Magic Design)
Wiarton, Ontario, Canada

About Carl

Carl works in many media including wood (turned, 3D sculpture), glass (flameworked/lampworked, fused), clay (stoneware and porcelin pottery), and precious metal (jewelry).

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 concentrates on domestic woods, including maple, cherry, birch, butternut, and walnut. He enjoys using exotics on occasion. He likes to incorporate surface embellishments, such as air-brushed, gilded, or woodburned accents, on a turned piece.

Carl shows his work at the Southampton Art Gallery in Southampton and the Craft Ontario Shop in Toronto. He teaches a variety of classes at the Southampton Art School, 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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BFAB Bowl

BFAB Bowl

10" diameter by 4 1/4" tall

Bowl-from-a-board (BFAB) using laminated curly maple and roasted maple board.

© Carl Durance


Hollow Form Vase

4" diameter by 12" tall

Tall slender spalted birch hollow-form vase, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Hollow Form Vase

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


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

Hollow Form Vase with Finial

Hollow Form Vase with Finial

3 5/8" diameter x 8 1/2" tall (including finial).
Finial diameter down to 1/16".

Hollow form vase with finial stopper. Vase is spalted paper birch limb with a Yatoba (Brazialian Cherry) trimmed opening. The finial is Yatoba. Finish is polymerized tung oil.

© Carl Durance


Maple Staved Vase

5¼" diameter by 11" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Maple Staved Vase
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