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As background information, you might be interested in Gail Bardhan's article "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Working with Glass" (2012), which mentions Jaroslava Brychtová, in All About Glass on The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) website.

Online Resources

"There at the Beginning: Early Studio Glass from the Parkman Collection," a 2017 CMoG blog post, features four women who were early studio glass artists:

You might also find the "Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynsky" exhibition page and the "Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynsky" video on the CMoG website of interest.

Print Resources

The following include additional information and perspectives on women in the early studio glass movement.

Kohler's book features the following women glass artists who were active in the 1960s:

  • Zynsky, Toots. "Women Who Helped Pave the Way." The Glass Art Society Journal (2012): 52.

​Zynsky discusses the influence of the following women glass artists on her work:

Borrowing Library Materials

If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL policies and procedures.


More extensive lists of resources on these and other artists as well as on the studio glass movement in general are available upon request. Contact us via Ask a Glass Question ( or by email ( or phone (607-438-5300).


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