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 Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Vase

$75.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Blown Dichroic Heart Multicolored Paperweight SIGNED

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Blown Dichroic Heart Multicolored Paperweight SIGNED

$36.00

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Vintage Robert Held Iridescent Aurene Art Glass Urchin Signed RHAG Paperweight

Vintage Robert Held Iridescent Aurene Art Glass Urchin Signed RHAG Paperweight

$59.99

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Robert Held Signed Art Glass Iridescent Deep Purple Starfish Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Art Glass Iridescent Deep Purple Starfish Paperweight

$45.00

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Robert Held  Art Glass Fire Orange Pink Iridescent Accents Heart Paper Weight

Robert Held Art Glass Fire Orange Pink Iridescent Accents Heart Paper Weight

$45.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Carnival Heart Paperweight Vintage Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Carnival Heart Paperweight Vintage Signed RHAG

$35.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT SIGNED PAPERWEIGHT TRIANGLE PYRAMID SHAPE

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT SIGNED PAPERWEIGHT TRIANGLE PYRAMID SHAPE

$49.99

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Beautiful Robert Held Art Glass Heart signed!   Iridescent Dark Pink

Beautiful Robert Held Art Glass Heart signed! Iridescent Dark Pink

$29.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Orange Iridescent Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Orange Iridescent Canada

$39.99

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LOT 2 singed Paperweights Robert Held Art Glass Conch Shell + Starfish Ornament

LOT 2 singed Paperweights Robert Held Art Glass Conch Shell + Starfish Ornament

$65.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Tutty Fruitty Heart Paperweight Vintage Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Tutty Fruitty Heart Paperweight Vintage Signed

$35.00

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ROBERT HELD Iridescent Art Glass Starfish Paperweight Made In Canada Signed

ROBERT HELD Iridescent Art Glass Starfish Paperweight Made In Canada Signed

$22.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shapped Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shapped Paperweight

$44.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Orange Iridescent Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Orange Iridescent Heart Paperweight

$15.00

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Robert Held ART GLASS Vase Iridescent Canada Pulled Feather SIGNED 10 1/2”

Robert Held ART GLASS Vase Iridescent Canada Pulled Feather SIGNED 10 1/2”

$180.00

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