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.

Browse the wonderful selection of Robert Held art glass for sale on eBay. You won’t find a better selection anywhere else!

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD  BEAUTIFUL PULLED FEATHER  ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

SIGNED ROBERT HELD BEAUTIFUL PULLED FEATHER ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$29.99

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 5

SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 5" VASE IRIDESCENT PULLED FEATHER FLARED TOP

$49.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS BOWL

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS BOWL

$16.50

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

$63.75

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Vintage 90's Iridescent Cobalt/Cranberry Oil Spot Art Glass Vase By Robert Held

Vintage 90's Iridescent Cobalt/Cranberry Oil Spot Art Glass Vase By Robert Held

$34.99

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Robert Held Irridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight Signed W Orig Label

Robert Held Irridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight Signed W Orig Label

$21.99

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MAGNUM SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS ABSTRACT PAPERWEIGHT

MAGNUM SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS ABSTRACT PAPERWEIGHT

$69.00

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Pink Maroon Glass Star Paperweight*Robert Held Art Glass Canada

Pink Maroon Glass Star Paperweight*Robert Held Art Glass Canada

$10.99

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BEAUTIFUL Robert Held Carnival Art Glass Heart w Bird Paperweight

BEAUTIFUL Robert Held Carnival Art Glass Heart w Bird Paperweight

$38.89

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Gold Leaf & Blue Swirl Signed Label NR

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Gold Leaf & Blue Swirl Signed Label NR

$32.95

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase 8.5

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase 8.5" Hand Made in Canada w/Label

$49.95

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Robert Held Art Glass (#1): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Purple and Gold

Robert Held Art Glass (#1): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Purple and Gold

$34.99

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Fine Multi Colored Iridescent Signed

Fine Multi Colored Iridescent Signed "ROBERT HELD" Art Glass Vase

$29.99

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Robert Held Lg Abstract Many Colors Art Glass Paperweight Signed w Label EC

Robert Held Lg Abstract Many Colors Art Glass Paperweight Signed w Label EC

$74.99

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Robert Held Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Glass Heart Paperweight

$24.50

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ROBERT HELD, CANADA, ART GLASS VASE, SPLENDID ITEM, SIGNED

ROBERT HELD, CANADA, ART GLASS VASE, SPLENDID ITEM, SIGNED

$185.99

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ROBERT HELD Art Glass Iridescent VASE Studio Signed & Sticker Canada Art Unique

ROBERT HELD Art Glass Iridescent VASE Studio Signed & Sticker Canada Art Unique

$35.99

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VINTAGE & FINE CANADIAN STUDIO ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT ROBERT HELD c 1990 FEATHERS

VINTAGE & FINE CANADIAN STUDIO ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT ROBERT HELD c 1990 FEATHERS

$106.25

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Frog Signed & Stickered A Worthy Travel Companion

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Frog Signed & Stickered A Worthy Travel Companion

$8.00

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Robert Held Art Glass HEART Paperweight Gold Amber

Robert Held Art Glass HEART Paperweight Gold Amber

$16.99

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Green Heart Paperweight Robert Held Art Glass Unsigned Free Shipping

Green Heart Paperweight Robert Held Art Glass Unsigned Free Shipping

$18.50

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