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June 26th, 2019


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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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Bud Vase

Bud Vase

3" diameter x 7" tall

Bud vase with water-tight insert turned from a block of spalted and worm-eaten apple wood.

© Carl Durance


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

Sycamore Staved Vase

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


Cherry Pens

A series of "big classic" pens turned from a large black cherry knot.

© Carl Durance

Cherry Pens

Maple Staved Vase

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


Ornate Lidded Box

2 3/8" diameter by 7 5/8" tall

Ornate lidded box with finial and pedestal, made from curly maple staves, ebony, and black-dyed pear veneer.

© Carl Durance

Ornate Lidded Box
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