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 SKOOKUM CANADA 1981 original pull feather ART GLASS VASE Robert Held #1

SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA 1981 original pull feather ART GLASS VASE Robert Held #1

$24.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$20.00

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original SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA iridescent ART GLASS VASE by Robert Held #2

original SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA iridescent ART GLASS VASE by Robert Held #2

$24.99

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original SIGNED ROBERT HELD iridescent ART GLASS VASE - EXCELLENT - #3

original SIGNED ROBERT HELD iridescent ART GLASS VASE - EXCELLENT - #3

$45.99

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☆ Robert Held SKOOKUM VASE Opalescent ArT GLaSs c.1979 Iridescent PULLED FEATHER

☆ Robert Held SKOOKUM VASE Opalescent ArT GLaSs c.1979 Iridescent PULLED FEATHER

$76.00

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SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA 1981 original pull feather ART GLASS VASE Robert Held #4

SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA 1981 original pull feather ART GLASS VASE Robert Held #4

$24.99

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD and original label Canadian IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE #6

SIGNED ROBERT HELD and original label Canadian IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE #6

$27.50

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Green Turtle Paperweight Figurine Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Green Turtle Paperweight Figurine Signed RHAG

$19.99

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Gorgeous Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight NR

Gorgeous Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight NR

$14.99

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Signed ROBERT HELD Multicolor Mosaic Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight

Signed ROBERT HELD Multicolor Mosaic Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight

$40.00

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IRIDESCENT VASE - Robert Held SIGNED - SILVERY BLUE on GREEN - Perfect w/Label

IRIDESCENT VASE - Robert Held SIGNED - SILVERY BLUE on GREEN - Perfect w/Label

$125.00

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Vintage Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG Paperweight Striped Iridescent Star

Vintage Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG Paperweight Striped Iridescent Star

$15.00

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ROBERT HELD Iridescent Glass Heart Paperweight Reddish Purple LOVELY Signed

ROBERT HELD Iridescent Glass Heart Paperweight Reddish Purple LOVELY Signed

$25.59

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$20.00

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Robert Held hand made art glass frog green made in Canada artist signed

Robert Held hand made art glass frog green made in Canada artist signed

$4.99

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Red Orange Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Red Orange Heart Paperweight

$15.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$20.00

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2 ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHTS ROBERT HELD CARNIVAL GLASS SHELL CONCH

2 ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHTS ROBERT HELD CARNIVAL GLASS SHELL CONCH

$10.49

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Robert Held Purple Amber Irridescent Friendship Ball Art Glass Ornament NEW #2

Robert Held Purple Amber Irridescent Friendship Ball Art Glass Ornament NEW #2

$18.25

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$20.00

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ROBERT HELD Art Glass Heart Paperweight Made in Canada Signed With Initials

ROBERT HELD Art Glass Heart Paperweight Made in Canada Signed With Initials

$16.99

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