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 RHAG Robert Held Ribbed Iridescent Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight

Signed RHAG Robert Held Ribbed Iridescent Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight

$9.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase

$70.00

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Robert Held Paperweight

Robert Held Paperweight

$75.84

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Signed Robert Held Handmade Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue

Signed Robert Held Handmade Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue

$59.99

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ROBERT HELD - LARGE PAPER WEIGHT

ROBERT HELD - LARGE PAPER WEIGHT

$15.94

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Vtg PERFUME BOTTLE by Robert HELD American ArT GLaSs Iridescent Threading Dauber

Vtg PERFUME BOTTLE by Robert HELD American ArT GLaSs Iridescent Threading Dauber

$119.95

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* Robert Held Multi Color/Bubbles Art 10

* Robert Held Multi Color/Bubbles Art 10" Round Glass Paper Weight*Signed*

$49.99

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue 11.5

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue 11.5" Canada

$195.00

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Champagne Flutes Set Of Three

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Champagne Flutes Set Of Three

$220.18

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ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILYPAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILYPAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

$450.00

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Iridescent Glass Vase by Robert Held Art Glass - Pulled Feather / Wavey design

Iridescent Glass Vase by Robert Held Art Glass - Pulled Feather / Wavey design

$19.99

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Robert Held  Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold  Paperweight /Signed

Robert Held Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold Paperweight /Signed

$26.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Amethyst Iridescent Star Paperweight, Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Amethyst Iridescent Star Paperweight, Signed

$16.00

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NICE ROBERT HELD HAND MADE IRIDESCENT ART GLASS CRAB PAPERWEIGHT OR SCULPTURE

NICE ROBERT HELD HAND MADE IRIDESCENT ART GLASS CRAB PAPERWEIGHT OR SCULPTURE

$14.99

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ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILY PAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILY PAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

$175.00

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GLASS VASE BY ROBERT HELD ART GLASS

GLASS VASE BY ROBERT HELD ART GLASS

$175.00

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Stunning Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Multi Colored Vase Signed w/Sticker

Stunning Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Multi Colored Vase Signed w/Sticker

$229.99

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ROBERT HELD Skookum Art Glass VASE Art Nouveau TRUMPET VASE White Tulips

ROBERT HELD Skookum Art Glass VASE Art Nouveau TRUMPET VASE White Tulips

$235.00

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Robert Held Hand Made in Canada Art Glass Puffed Gold Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Hand Made in Canada Art Glass Puffed Gold Heart Paperweight

$12.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Purple Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Purple Art Glass Vase

$56.21

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Robert Held Art Glass Blue with Ribbons Iridescent Vase 5-3/8

Robert Held Art Glass Blue with Ribbons Iridescent Vase 5-3/8" H- Signed

$76.75

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