Sylvia Bernice Vigiletti
September 22, 1933 – October 12, 2020
Sylvia Bernice Vigiletti passed away peacefully at home in Southfield, Michigan on Monday, October 12, 2020. She was born in Chatham, Ontario on Friday, September 22, 1933 to John and Dora Glover. On February 14, 1958 Sylvia married Robert “Bob” Vigiletti in St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Sylvia was a multi-talented artist, from photography to weaving, she had an exquisite eye for beauty; however her true passion and artistic genius was in studio glass. Her works are in countless public and private collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, The Corning Museum, the Smithsonian Museum and the Penland School of Craft. She received a lifetime achievement award from the Glass Art Society for exceptional achievements in the field of glass art. She also served as a board member of the Glass Art Society in the 70’s and 80’s. Her art pieces have been published in many books, articles, and magazines. She is known for and has played an important part of the studio glass movement since the early 1970’s.
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