Wednesday
October 23rd, 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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Ornate Lidded Box

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


Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

© Carl Durance

Spinning-Top Lidded Boxes

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


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

Box Elder Bowl

Box Elder Bowl

9 1/2" diameter x 3" tall

Medium-sized bowl turned from a block of box elder.

© Carl Durance


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

Collection of Kaleidoscopes
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