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Biography: Chuck Savoie

Chuck Savoie
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Chuck Savoie

Chuck Savoie is recognized for his unique take on Venetian-style goblet making, his bronze and glass sculptural work, and his glass chemistry. Savoie studied ceramic engineering while doing his graduate studies and received his MFA at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. He has lectured and taught classes throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Savoie has consulted on the formulation of both pressware and blown color and opaque glasses. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec, Canada.

The intricate patterning in Savoie’s glass is augmented by his ability to make stiff or fluid glasses as well as different tonalities and level of opacity, his work being as much about the investigation of glass as a material as that of a glass blower and sculptor. He also runs a small art bronze foundry.

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