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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ROBERT HELD STUDIO ART GLASS VASE   Frosted  Poppies Red Blue

ROBERT HELD STUDIO ART GLASS VASE Frosted Poppies Red Blue

$51.00

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT VASE  LAVENDER GREEN SWIRL SIGNED

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT VASE LAVENDER GREEN SWIRL SIGNED

$119.00

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Vintage Used Robert Held Handmade in Canada Signed Art Glass Blue Small Vase

Vintage Used Robert Held Handmade in Canada Signed Art Glass Blue Small Vase

$29.99

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Gold and red glass heart paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG

Gold and red glass heart paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG

$15.00

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ROBERT HELD Signed RHAG Art Glass Iridescent Purple Heart Paperweight BEAUTIFUL!

ROBERT HELD Signed RHAG Art Glass Iridescent Purple Heart Paperweight BEAUTIFUL!

$26.00

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Vintage Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Sea Shell Iridescent Clear 4.5

Vintage Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Sea Shell Iridescent Clear 4.5"

$12.94

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Iridescent Green Art Glass Frog Robert Held Signed

Iridescent Green Art Glass Frog Robert Held Signed

$7.00

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Vintage Robert Held Skookum Canada Maple Leaf iridescent paperweight

Vintage Robert Held Skookum Canada Maple Leaf iridescent paperweight

$33.50

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Robert Held Art Glass Rootbeer Carnival Sea Urchin Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Rootbeer Carnival Sea Urchin Paperweight

$4.20

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FANTASTIC SMALL ART GLASS MOTTLED PINKS & BLUES VASE SKOOKUM ROBERT HELD NR

FANTASTIC SMALL ART GLASS MOTTLED PINKS & BLUES VASE SKOOKUM ROBERT HELD NR

$49.99

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ROBERT HELD STUNNING IRIDESCENT IMPRESSIONIST DESIGN TULIP 74

ROBERT HELD STUNNING IRIDESCENT IMPRESSIONIST DESIGN TULIP 74" 7/8" HIGH VASE

$175.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Sea Urchin Scuplture Paperweight

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Sea Urchin Scuplture Paperweight

$27.57

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Robert Held - Jack in the Pulpit Hand Blown Glass Vase #226

Robert Held - Jack in the Pulpit Hand Blown Glass Vase #226

$110.00

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HAND BLOWN SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT SWIRLS ART GLASS CABINET VASE

HAND BLOWN SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT SWIRLS ART GLASS CABINET VASE

$59.97

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Robert Held Hand Blown Glass Bowl #201

Robert Held Hand Blown Glass Bowl #201

$95.00

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ROBERT HELD Signed Art Glass Tumbler Vase FABULOUS PIECE Iridescent Peacock

ROBERT HELD Signed Art Glass Tumbler Vase FABULOUS PIECE Iridescent Peacock

$48.88

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Signed RHAG Original Sticker XLNT Canada

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Signed RHAG Original Sticker XLNT Canada

$79.95

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRRIDESCENT DESIGN 2 PC CANDLE STICK HOLDERS UNIQUE NR $49

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRRIDESCENT DESIGN 2 PC CANDLE STICK HOLDERS UNIQUE NR $49

$49.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase!  Stunning piece in wonderful condition!

Robert Held Art Glass Vase! Stunning piece in wonderful condition!

$99.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Purple Vase Wave Pattern One Of A Kind

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Purple Vase Wave Pattern One Of A Kind

$89.99

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Striking Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Cobalt Blue Glass Star Paperweight RH-12

Striking Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Cobalt Blue Glass Star Paperweight RH-12

$27.88

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