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February 24th, 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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Box with Enamelled Lid

Box with Enamelled Lid

3" diameter by 3" tall

Walnut box with green-blue enamelled lid and ebony finial, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Birds Eye Maple Stave Vase

5¾" diameter by 10½" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 birds eye maple staves, accents of thick mahogany veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (7 layers), hard maple burl top, imbuya lip and base, 251 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Birds Eye Maple Stave Vase

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


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

Crossing Paths

Tall & Slender

Tall & Slender

4" diameter by 12" tall

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

© Carl Durance


Small Stave Vase

2 3/8" diameter by 4 3/8" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 curly maple staves, accents of maple and black-dyed pear veneers, black cherry burl top, ebony lip and base, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Small Stave Vase
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