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June 20th, 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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Tall & Slender

Tall & Slender

4" diameter by 12" tall

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

© Carl Durance


Diamonds Are Forever

Segmented vase for Kaili's Christmas; diamond feature ring; 12 segment rings; 469 individual pieces; curly soft maple, mahogany, black walnut, black-dyed veneer, and blue-dyed soft maple burl; tung oil finish; 6" tall by 8" diameter.

© Carl Durance

Diamonds Are Forever

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


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

Dizzy Again

Dizzy Again

13" diameter by 6½" tall

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

© Carl Durance


Ornate Vase Collection

(left to right) birds-eye maple & ebony; apple & bloodwood; mahogany, walnut & bloodwood; ash & walnut, maple, mahogany, walnut & bloodwood, plus various veneers; tung oil finish; each about 6"tall and 2" diameter;

© Carl Durance

Ornate Vase Collection
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