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 HAND MADE ART GLASS VASE SIGNED + LABEL 8

ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS VASE SIGNED + LABEL 8" TALL

$64.88

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD  ARTISAN SMALL VASE

SIGNED ROBERT HELD ARTISAN SMALL VASE

$65.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Amber Gold Iridescent Signed Paperweight Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Amber Gold Iridescent Signed Paperweight Canada

$9.95

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Robert Held Iridescent Purple Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Purple Art Glass Vase

$74.95

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NICE ROBERT HELD HAND MADE IRIDESCENT ART GLASS CRAB PAPERWEIGHT OR SCULPTURE

NICE ROBERT HELD HAND MADE IRIDESCENT ART GLASS CRAB PAPERWEIGHT OR SCULPTURE

$17.50

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Maple Leaf  paper weight signed  RHAG  Robert Held art glass Canada iridescent

Maple Leaf paper weight signed RHAG Robert Held art glass Canada iridescent

$23.99

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Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

$75.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Purple Iridescent Signed Paperweight Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Purple Iridescent Signed Paperweight Canada

$9.95

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 ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE  LG.  -ROSE IRIDESCENT W/LG . FLOWERs AND LEAVES

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE LG. -ROSE IRIDESCENT W/LG . FLOWERs AND LEAVES

$75.00

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue Purple 8

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue Purple 8" Canada

$165.00

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SIGNED Robert Held Iridescent Cobalt Blue Art Glass Vase

SIGNED Robert Held Iridescent Cobalt Blue Art Glass Vase

$65.00

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Robert Held  Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold  Paperweight /Signed

Robert Held Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold Paperweight /Signed

$29.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Green Iridescent Signed Paperweight Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Green Iridescent Signed Paperweight Canada

$9.95

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Robert Held Signed Art Glass 5 3/4

Robert Held Signed Art Glass 5 3/4 " vase Green great design

$49.50

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed Purple Iridescent Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Signed Purple Iridescent Heart Paperweight

$12.50

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Robert Held Canada Iridescent Swirl vase Blue/Cobalt Swirls

Robert Held Canada Iridescent Swirl vase Blue/Cobalt Swirls

$30.00

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Vintage Stunning Robert Held Art Glass Vase Signed

Vintage Stunning Robert Held Art Glass Vase Signed

$110.00

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Robert Held Hand Made Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Hand Made Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$15.90

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Blue Swirl Iridescent Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Blue Swirl Iridescent Signed RHAG

$49.00

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Signed Robert Held Studio Art Green Heart Glass Paperweight Canada

Signed Robert Held Studio Art Green Heart Glass Paperweight Canada

$23.99

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Signed Robert Held Blown Iridescent Multi-Colored Art Glass Vase Canada XLNT

Signed Robert Held Blown Iridescent Multi-Colored Art Glass Vase Canada XLNT

$299.99

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