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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Robert Held  Signed Art Glass Gold  Iridescent Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Art Glass Gold Iridescent Paperweight

$9.99

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Lot of Art Glass Paperweights Signed Robert Held & Chuck Boux

Lot of Art Glass Paperweights Signed Robert Held & Chuck Boux

$35.99

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Robert Held Poppy Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Poppy Art Glass Vase

$57.00

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Vtg Robert Held Canadian Art Glass Iridescent Multi-Color Red Blue Tall Vase

Vtg Robert Held Canadian Art Glass Iridescent Multi-Color Red Blue Tall Vase

$129.99

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Robert Held Art Glass California Red Poppy Vase Rare

Robert Held Art Glass California Red Poppy Vase Rare

$199.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Bowl

Robert Held Art Glass Bowl

$45.00

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Vintage Signed "Robert Held" Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight / Unusual Design

$49.99

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VTG ROBERT HELD HAND MADE GOLD FLECK RED & CLEAR ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT - SIGNED

VTG ROBERT HELD HAND MADE GOLD FLECK RED & CLEAR ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT - SIGNED

$27.99

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Robert Held Signed RHAG~Iridescent Blue~Swirl Design Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed RHAG~Iridescent Blue~Swirl Design Art Glass Vase

$29.99

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EXC. Robert Held Signed HELD Multi Colored Art Glass Heart Paperweight W/Label

EXC. Robert Held Signed HELD Multi Colored Art Glass Heart Paperweight W/Label

$29.95

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3 VINTAGE HEART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT ROBERT HELD

3 VINTAGE HEART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT ROBERT HELD

$49.99

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SKOOKUM EARLY ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

SKOOKUM EARLY ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$39.99

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Vintage Robert Held Studio Art Glass Large Starfish Paperweight

Vintage Robert Held Studio Art Glass Large Starfish Paperweight

$59.00

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Robert Held Art Glass 3 Hearts

Robert Held Art Glass 3 Hearts

$75.00

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New Robert Held RHAG Signed Clear Iridescent Art Glass Heart Paper Weight 2.5”

New Robert Held RHAG Signed Clear Iridescent Art Glass Heart Paper Weight 2.5”

$35.00

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