In the Studio



For the past 20 years, Charles Savoie has lived and worked in the rural town of Ripon, Wisconsin. He operates out of a 3000 square foot glass studio located on his property. Savoie is not only a master glass blower but a expert in glass chemistry. Charles makes all his own glasses from scratch, combining sand and metallic oxides; sometimes using 17th century Venetian and Bohemian formulas which he modifies. Because of this unusual commitment to the science of glass, he has formulated a material with special working qualities and a unique color palette that has been essential in creating his signature style.

It takes at least two for me to make one!