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October 17th, 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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Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

Pinnacle On Cloud Nine

Lidded vase; 9-piece segmented rings of birds’ eye maple and black walnut, with black walnut, maple, and black cherry veneers and a figured black cherry finial; sanded/polished to 1500 grit; tung oil finish; 5 ¾" diameter by 5 ¾" tall.


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

© 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

Rainbow of Pens

Rainbow of Pens

Rainbow of Pens is a collection based on the "Easy Grip" or "Comfort" pen kit for a local organization. Primarily figured hard maple with a variety of natural and dyed wood inserts trimmed with black-dyed veneer.

© 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

A Touch Of Celtic

A Touch Of Celtic

A collection of Celtic knot wood turnings; walnut bracelets, maple bottle stopper, & holly pen; plus various veneers; tung oil finish; on pen, friction polish and wax finish; each incorporating a Celtic knot.

© 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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