Robert Held Art Glass

Award winning glassblower Robert Held knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He initially studied painting while attending high school and college but his interest shifted to ceramics after an encounter with F. Carleton Ball, an influential ceramics artist and teacher. As a result he changed schools and began attending the University of Southern California in order to pursue his newfound passion for ceramic art. After graduating he accepted a position as the head of the ceramics department of the Sheridan College in Ontario. However his journey as an artist was soon to take another interesting turn because in 1968, after visiting the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, he discovered his true passion as an artist – creating glass art through the process of glassblowing. Newly inspired, he returned to his work at Canada’s Sheridan College and soon became renowned as a pioneer of art glass education in Canada.

In 1978 Robert quit teaching and founded his own glass studio which he named Skookum Art Glass. He practiced his craft there until 1987 when he moved to Vancouver and opened a new studio, Robert Held Art Glass, where he works to this day. The studio is currently the largest hot glass studio in Canada. Robert works in a variety of styles ranging from classic to modern contemporary designs. His beautiful art glass creations include paperweights, perfume bottles, vases, bowls and sculptures.

In early 2013 Robert announced on his website that he will be retiring and closing his studio and gallery after 37 years in the art glass business. We wish him the best as he pursues his other art interests.

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Signed Label Robert Held Art Glass Amethyst Conch Sea Shell Paper Weight RHAG

Signed Label Robert Held Art Glass Amethyst Conch Sea Shell Paper Weight RHAG

$9.99

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Robert Held  Iridescent Mauve Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Mauve Art Glass Vase

$30.00

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Signed & Labeled Robert Held Art Glass Emerald Florescent Frog Paper Weight RHAG

Signed & Labeled Robert Held Art Glass Emerald Florescent Frog Paper Weight RHAG

$9.99

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Pulled Purple Iridescent Bowl 7

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Pulled Purple Iridescent Bowl 7" Inch Round Nice

$19.99

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ROBERT HELD COBALT BLUE ART GLASS VASE SIGNED - CANADA

ROBERT HELD COBALT BLUE ART GLASS VASE SIGNED - CANADA

$24.99

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ROBERT HELD IRRIDESCENT GOLD ART GLASS SHOOTING STAR PAPERWEIGHT FABULOUS $49

ROBERT HELD IRRIDESCENT GOLD ART GLASS SHOOTING STAR PAPERWEIGHT FABULOUS $49

$49.00

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SET OF 3 IRIDESCENT GOLD & OPAL ART GLASS VASES ROBERT HELD UNSIGNED

SET OF 3 IRIDESCENT GOLD & OPAL ART GLASS VASES ROBERT HELD UNSIGNED

$99.00

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Robert Held Art Glass 3 3/4

Robert Held Art Glass 3 3/4" Vase Iridescent Purple + Gray Lines Signed Canadian

$31.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Starfish Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Starfish Signed

$35.00

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NEW ART GLASS IRIDESCENT LAVENDER PURPLE TURTLE TORTOISE ROBERT HELD

NEW ART GLASS IRIDESCENT LAVENDER PURPLE TURTLE TORTOISE ROBERT HELD

$14.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Sea Urchin Iridescent Pink Signed RHAG Perfect

Robert Held Art Glass Sea Urchin Iridescent Pink Signed RHAG Perfect

$30.52

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight Purple Iridescent Swirl Free Ship

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight Purple Iridescent Swirl Free Ship

$49.99

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Skookum Blown Art Glass Vase By

Skookum Blown Art Glass Vase By "Robert Held "

$99.00

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Robert Held studio art glass paperweight hand blown purple iridescent heart

Robert Held studio art glass paperweight hand blown purple iridescent heart

$19.65

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Skookum Blown Art Glass Vase By

Skookum Blown Art Glass Vase By "Robert Held"

$89.99

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$23.49

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT OIL SPOT PULLED FEATHER

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT OIL SPOT PULLED FEATHER

$49.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG

$24.95

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Stunning Peacock Feather Iridescent Vase Robert Held for Waterford

Stunning Peacock Feather Iridescent Vase Robert Held for Waterford

$399.99

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED RHAG ORIGINAL STICKER

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED RHAG ORIGINAL STICKER

$59.00

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Robert Held Multycolors Purple/Ble/Green Irradescent Heart Signed RHAG L@@K

Robert Held Multycolors Purple/Ble/Green Irradescent Heart Signed RHAG L@@K

$14.99

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