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October 21st, 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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Whirl Wind

Whirl Wind

14" diameter by 8" tall

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

© Carl Durance


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

Kaleidoscope Collection

Fluted Goblet

Fluted Goblet

Goblet turned from hard maple with a captive ring on the stem; finished with tung oil; stands 8" high and 2" diameter with 1/16th" wall thickness.

© Carl Durance


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

Wig/Jewelry Stand

Fibonacci Flare with a Cap

Fibonacci Flare with a Cap

Lidded vase using a bowl-from-a-board construction; lamination of cherry, maple, walnut topped with walnut wafer; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 7 ¼" diameter by 7 ¼" tall.


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

© 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
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