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April 23rd, 2018


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Carl Durance
(Creative Magic Design)
Wiarton, Ontario, Canada

About Carl

Growing up on a large poultry farm in Ontario, working with his hands came naturally to Carl, instilling values of strong work ethic and respect for all things natural. His creative instinct and desire for challenge led to the position of Associate Director of a leading-edge computer software research and development group at the University of Waterloo.

Carl now focuses that creative energy and desire to learn to ever-increasing artistic endeavours. He is accomplished in different art forms, using clay, glass, metal, stone, and wood, including lampworked/flameworked glass, pottery, stained and fused glass, bird carving, glass enamelling on metal, jewellery, and wood turning. Carl lives in a tranquil country setting hemmed between Colpoys Bay to the North and the Niagara Escarpment to the South.

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.


For more information on Carl's work, you can contact Carl at lazy.bee@bmts.com.

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Kaleidoscope Collection

Kaleidoscope Collection

(left to right) walnut & maple; spalted maple & walnut; walnut & cherry; curly maple & walnut; curly maple & walnut; mahogany & walnut with Celtic knot; plus various veneers; first/front surface mirror, rotating oil object cell; tung oil finish; ranging from 10" to 14" length.

© Carl Durance


Tall & Slender

4" diameter by 12" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Tall & Slender

Wig/Jewelry Stand

Wig/Jewelry Stand

7½" diameter by 15½" tall

Combination wig and jewelry stand with rotating top, made from black cherry, tung oil finish. Donation piece to "wig stands for cancer" project through Simcoe Woodturners Guild.

© Carl Durance


Bird House Ornament Collection

Hanging bird house ornaments of various combinations of spalted maple, curly maple, black walnut, black cherry; rub-on-poly finish; approximately 1¾" diameter and 8" tall.

© Carl Durance

Bird House Ornament Collection

Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths

Segmented vase; crossing zig-zag feature ring; 12 segment rings; 400 individual pieces; curly maple upper and lower, and honey locust mid-section, with red-dyed and maple veneer accents; tung oil finish; 8 ½" tall by 6 ½" diameter.

© Carl Durance


Curly Maple Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 9 ¾" tall

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

© Carl Durance

Curly Maple Staved Vase
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