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Image: Paperweight. Sylvia Vigiletti, maker. CMoG 79.4.138.

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Biographical Information

To learn about Sylvia Vigiletti's role in the studio art glass movement, I would suggest the following sources:

  • Kohler, Lucartha. Women Working in GlassAtglen, PA: Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 2003. This book profiles Vigiletti in her chapter on women glass artists of the 1960s.
  • Zynsky, Toots. "Women Who Helped Pave the Way." The Glass Art Society Journal (2012): 52. In this brief reflection, Zynsky discusses Vigiletti along with other women glass artists who influenced Zynsky's work.
  • Glass Art Society oral history interview with Sylvia B. Vigiletti, 2009 June. Sally Prasch, interviewer.
  • Vigiletti's entry in Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art. 1st ed. München: Joachim Waldrich, 1993.

Additional Resources

  • Himel, Susan, Lambert, Elaine, and Wilde, David. “Mary Filer and Sylvia Vigiletti at the Glass Art Gallery-Two Reviews.” The Leadline 6, no. 2 (Spring 1981): 10-11.
  • "Presentation of Honorary Life Membership Awards to Henry Halem, Joel Philip Myers, and Sylvia Vigiletti." The Glass Art Society Journal (1993): 140.

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. We have general histories of the studio glass movement that might be of interest as well.





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