The Youngsville glass artist creates beauty from fragments

YOUNGSVILLE – Dawn Savoy calls her art studio her happy place. It is there that she can create, come up with new ideas and find something exciting among fragments of colored glass and metal.

“When I walk in with the glass and play, it gives me real joy,” said Savoy. “I want to be in that studio. I want to play with glass and play with ideas, to be part of the art itself”.

He said he finds joy and fulfillment in making art from glass.

“I’m just fascinated by the glass, mesmerized,” said Savoy. “It’s almost spiritual: the way the light dances through the glass, the textures and the colors.”

Savoy began work nearly three decades ago as a hobby, making items for herself or gifts for friends and family. About five years ago, her friends encouraged her to start selling.

She became a seller in local markets and started her own Etsy shop, AsunriseStainedGlass. On Facebook it’s Sunrise Glass Creations, but the name was too long for the craft store site.

Alba Savoia.  working on the art of glass in his studio.  Monday 28th March 2022.

Now his art is paying for itself.

“This allows me to do what I love,” she said. “Feed my passion.”

He works from a converted room in his Youngsville home, where he keeps some of his earliest works of art or ones that didn’t turn out the way he wanted.

“I keep them because I was learning,” he said. “They are very special. They are also art. The fact of art is that it doesn’t have to be perfect.”

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