Thursday
August 22nd, 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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Feeling Dizzy

Feeling Dizzy

12 ½" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, over 1700 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Spalted Birch Bowl

5 1/4" x 2 7/8" tall

Small bowl with partial natural edge turned from a piece of spalted birch firewood.

© Carl Durance

Spalted Birch Bowl

Collection of Kaleidoscopes

Collection of Kaleidoscopes

A variety of kaleidoscopes including egg scopes, mini oil wand scopes, oil wand scope, oil cell scope, teleidoscope, and full-sized oil cell scopes.

© Carl Durance


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

Firewood Bowl

Firewood Bowl

5" diameter x 2 1/4" tall

Small saucer-shaped bowl turned from a piece of firewood of unknown species.

© Carl Durance


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

Pinnacle On Cloud Nine
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