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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Beautiful Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Frog SIGNED with Original Label!

Beautiful Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Frog SIGNED with Original Label!

$20.00

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MINTY ROBERT HELD ART GLASS SIGNED IRIDESCENT AMETHYST PURPLE HEART PAPERWEIGHT

MINTY ROBERT HELD ART GLASS SIGNED IRIDESCENT AMETHYST PURPLE HEART PAPERWEIGHT

$34.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed RHAG Heart Paperweight Irridescent Multi Color

Robert Held Art Glass Signed RHAG Heart Paperweight Irridescent Multi Color

$19.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed Iridescent Cylindrical round floral Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Signed Iridescent Cylindrical round floral Vase

$69.99

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Robert Held Handmade Yellow Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Handmade Yellow Heart Paperweight

$19.87

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Vtg Hand Robert Held RHAG Turquoise Iridescent Heart Nouveau Series Paperweight

Vtg Hand Robert Held RHAG Turquoise Iridescent Heart Nouveau Series Paperweight

$19.99

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass 9” Diameter Iridescent Bowl

Signed Robert Held Art Glass 9” Diameter Iridescent Bowl

$29.95

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VINTAGE ROBERT HELD SIGNED CRANBERRY 11.5

VINTAGE ROBERT HELD SIGNED CRANBERRY 11.5" FEATHER FLUTED VASE

$199.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Signed  6

Robert Held Iridescent Signed 6" Art Glass Vase

$24.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT - RED WITH METALIC IRIDESCENT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT - RED WITH METALIC IRIDESCENT

$36.00

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Beautiful Vintage ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Signed IRIDESCENT PAPERWEIGHT w/ TAG

Beautiful Vintage ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Signed IRIDESCENT PAPERWEIGHT w/ TAG

$21.50

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Robert Held Hand Blown Gold Glass Heart Signed by Artist Canada

Robert Held Hand Blown Gold Glass Heart Signed by Artist Canada

$40.00

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Signed RHAG Robert Held Mini Art Glass Vase Iridized Modern 2 3/4

Signed RHAG Robert Held Mini Art Glass Vase Iridized Modern 2 3/4"

$55.00

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Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

$76.50

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COLORFUL ROBERT HELD PAPERWEIGHT, CANADIAN GLASS ARTIST, SIGNED

COLORFUL ROBERT HELD PAPERWEIGHT, CANADIAN GLASS ARTIST, SIGNED

$22.50

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Signed ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Studio IRIDESCENT VASE

Signed ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Studio IRIDESCENT VASE

$79.99

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Robert Held Green Iridescent Studio Art Blown Glass 4

Robert Held Green Iridescent Studio Art Blown Glass 4" Vase Canada Vintage

$50.00

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GREEN AND BLACK GLASS SIGNED ROBERT HELD VASE BOHEMIAN STYLE

GREEN AND BLACK GLASS SIGNED ROBERT HELD VASE BOHEMIAN STYLE

$95.00

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ROBERT HELD Incredible Iridescent Art Glass Cabinet Vase Signed Original Sticker

ROBERT HELD Incredible Iridescent Art Glass Cabinet Vase Signed Original Sticker

$165.00

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VINTAGE ROBERT HELD AMETHYST ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT GOLD & JEWELS

VINTAGE ROBERT HELD AMETHYST ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT GOLD & JEWELS

$24.99

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Art Glass Vase Blue with Ribbons Robert Held Iridescent 4 1/4

Art Glass Vase Blue with Ribbons Robert Held Iridescent 4 1/4" Tall Signed!

$76.75

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