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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Art glass Heart Paperweight, Robert Held Signed.

Art glass Heart Paperweight, Robert Held Signed.

$12.00

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Iridescent Red Blue Robert Held “Heartbeats” Art Glass Paperweight Signed Rhag

Iridescent Red Blue Robert Held “Heartbeats” Art Glass Paperweight Signed Rhag

$74.77

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VINTAGE SIGNED ROBERT HELD STUDIO CANADA ART GLASS BUD VASE

VINTAGE SIGNED ROBERT HELD STUDIO CANADA ART GLASS BUD VASE

$89.99

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RARE VINTAGE ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT BUNNY RABBIT ART GLASS PAPER WEIGHT Canada

RARE VINTAGE ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT BUNNY RABBIT ART GLASS PAPER WEIGHT Canada

$24.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG

$54.95

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED COBALT BLUE W/ GOLD LEAF

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED COBALT BLUE W/ GOLD LEAF

$29.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT GOLD AMBER RIBBED HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT GOLD AMBER RIBBED HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

$19.55

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$24.00

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Robert Held Square Iridescent Studio Art Glass Vase Signed!

Robert Held Square Iridescent Studio Art Glass Vase Signed!

$65.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Handmade Iridescent Purple Frog

Robert Held Art Glass Handmade Iridescent Purple Frog

$33.99

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Robert held ginger pot vase

Robert held ginger pot vase

$89.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Blue Floral Design Vancouver BC

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Blue Floral Design Vancouver BC

$39.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Signed BIG 3 ½” by 3 ½”

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Signed BIG 3 ½” by 3 ½”

$15.51

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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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Robert Held Art Glass Seashell Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Seashell Paperweight

$13.99

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1987 Large 10 3/4” ROBERT HELD Art Glass Cobalt Blue Vase Signed Canada Retired

1987 Large 10 3/4” ROBERT HELD Art Glass Cobalt Blue Vase Signed Canada Retired

$200.00

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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

$59.98

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Vase

$24.00

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RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed

RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed

$54.95

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IRIDESCENT SILVER TRAILINGS PURPLE OVER RED SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE NR

IRIDESCENT SILVER TRAILINGS PURPLE OVER RED SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE NR

$29.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Gold Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG Exc. Cond.

Robert Held Art Glass Gold Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG Exc. Cond.

$19.00

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