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April 4th, 2020


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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 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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Chip-Carved Platter

Chip-Carved Platter

9 ½" diameter x 1 ½" tall

Platter (low-profile bowl) turned from butternut wood with outer rim embellished with a chip-carved border design, finished wil polymerized tung oil.

© Carl Durance


Chip-Carved Platter

7 1/2" diameter x 1 1/8" tall

Platter (low-profile bowl) turned from butternut wood with inside bottom embellished with a chip-carved rosette design.

© Carl Durance

Chip-Carved Platter

Sycamore Staved Vase

Sycamore Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 8 ½" tall

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

© Carl Durance


Chip-Carved Bowl

4 1/2" diameter x 4 1/8" tall

Small pedestal bowl turned from basswood with outside embellished with a chip-carved design.

© Carl Durance

Chip-Carved Bowl

Apple Of My Eye

Apple Of My Eye

3" diameter by 3" tall

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

© Carl Durance


Fibonacci Flare with a Cap

Lidded vase using a bowl-from-a-board construction; lamination of cherry, maple, walnut topped with walnut wafer; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 7 ¼" diameter by 7 ¼" tall.


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

© Carl Durance

Fibonacci Flare with a Cap
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