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 Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Cobalt Blue Confetti 6

Robert Held Signed Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Cobalt Blue Confetti 6"

$255.81

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Paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass 3.5

Paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass 3.5"

$50.00

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Signed RHAG Robert Held Studio Art Glass Cobalt Blue TURTLE Figurine Paperweight

Signed RHAG Robert Held Studio Art Glass Cobalt Blue TURTLE Figurine Paperweight

$35.55

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Robert Held Art Glass Swirl 9

Robert Held Art Glass Swirl 9" Vase

$119.99

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 Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Canada Iridescent Heart Paperweight Artist Signed

 Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Canada Iridescent Heart Paperweight Artist Signed

$15.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS  2 1/4”x 1” IRIDESCENT DIAGONAL RIBBED HEART RHAG CANADA

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 2 1/4”x 1” IRIDESCENT DIAGONAL RIBBED HEART RHAG CANADA

$18.50

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Large Robert Held Giverny Art Glass Vase - Signed

Large Robert Held Giverny Art Glass Vase - Signed

$310.64

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Robert Held Art Glass Pink Iridescent Heart Shaped Paperweight Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Pink Iridescent Heart Shaped Paperweight Signed RHAG

$39.99

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Robert Held Millefiori Tree Flowers Heart Shaped Paperweight Signed Art Glass

Robert Held Millefiori Tree Flowers Heart Shaped Paperweight Signed Art Glass

$38.83

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Robert Held Goldleaf Heart Paperweight Signed Original Sticker Red & Gold

Robert Held Goldleaf Heart Paperweight Signed Original Sticker Red & Gold

$25.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Peacock Aurene Pulled Feather Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Peacock Aurene Pulled Feather Heart Paperweight

$70.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT BLUE IRRIDESCENT 3

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT BLUE IRRIDESCENT 3"

$125.00

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ROBERT HELD RHAG CANADA  BLUE IRIDESCENT GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED & LABEL

ROBERT HELD RHAG CANADA BLUE IRIDESCENT GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED & LABEL

$12.99

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Vintage Robert Held Studio Iridescent Aurene Art Glass Bud Vase

Vintage Robert Held Studio Iridescent Aurene Art Glass Bud Vase

$59.95

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Egg Shape Opalescent Art Glass Paperweight Robert Held Iridescent SIGNED Amber

Egg Shape Opalescent Art Glass Paperweight Robert Held Iridescent SIGNED Amber

$31.90

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