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January 23rd, 2020


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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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Life's Ups and Downs

Life's Ups and Downs

Segmented Vase; zig-zag feature ring; 12 segment rings; 329 individual pieces; primarily spalted birch with black walnut, hard maple and mahogany feature ring and top/bottom accents; tung oil finish; 9 ½" tall by 6 ½" diameter.

© Carl Durance


Segmented Bracelet

Segmented bracelet for sister-in-law Karen; 9 segment rings; 90 individual pieces; bird's eye maple and walnut, plus maple, walnut, and purpleheart veneers; polished to 1000 grit and tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Segmented Bracelet

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


Curly Maple Staved Vase

4 ½" diameter by 9 ¾" tall

Stave constructed vase, 8 curly maple staves, hard maple burl cap, imbuya lip and base, accents of thick mahogany veneer laminated with maple and black-dyed pear veneers (5 layers), 186 pieces, tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Curly Maple Staved Vase

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


Higher & Higher

Trembleurs (left to right) hard maple stem includes 2 captive rings, walnut base & hollowed globe, total height 15"; holly stem includes 3 captive rings, walnut base & hollowed globes, total height 19", minimum diameter of 5/32"; tung oil finish.

© Carl Durance

Higher & Higher
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