Saturday
September 19th, 2020


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 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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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


Looking Dizzy

12" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, approximately 900 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Looking Dizzy

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


Hollow Form Vase

4" diameter by 12" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Hollow Form Vase

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


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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