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December 15th, 2017


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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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Kaili's Surprise

Kaili's Surprise

BFAB (bowl-from-a-board) Vase; laminated curly maple/black walnut square stalk; 6 concentic rings; 7" tall and 9 ½" diameter with 7/16" wall thickness; finished with polymerized tung oil.

© 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

Atop Cloud Nine

Atop Cloud Nine

Lidded bowl; flamed walnut base; top is 9-piece segmented rings of birds’ eye maple, black cherry, curly maple, and black walnut with a black walnut finial; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 6 ½" diameter by 6 ¼" tall.


Represented Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London, ON) at AAW's 25th Anniversary symposium "Turning 25 - A Celebration" exhibit.

© Carl Durance


Feeling Dizzy

12½" diameter by 7" tall

Dizzy (or vortex) bowl, 20+ wood species, domestics and exotics, over 1700 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Feeling Dizzy

Birds Eye Maple Stave Vase

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 mapl burl top, imbuya lip and base, 251 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance


Cherry Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 9 ¼" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 black cherry staves, accents of thick cherry veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (5 layers), box elder burl top, black walnut lip and base, 186 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Cherry Staved Vase
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