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 Paperweight

Robert Held Paperweight

$76.35

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ROBERT HELD - LARGE PAPER WEIGHT

ROBERT HELD - LARGE PAPER WEIGHT

$16.81

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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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Signed SKOOKUM - Robert Held - VINTAGE Large VASE - 12A

Signed SKOOKUM - Robert Held - VINTAGE Large VASE - 12A

$695.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Purple Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Purple Art Glass Vase

$74.95

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Robert Held Paperweight

Robert Held Paperweight

$76.35

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Signed Robert Held Artisan Glass Iridescent Heart Shaped Paperweight

Signed Robert Held Artisan Glass Iridescent Heart Shaped Paperweight

$24.00

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Robert Held Art Glass 2.75

Robert Held Art Glass 2.75" Paperweight Signed

$40.00

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Paperweight Robert Held Art Glass Dog Bone, Signed

Paperweight Robert Held Art Glass Dog Bone, Signed

$24.00

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2 HEARTS! vtg robert held cut art glass paperweight iridescent pink sculpture

2 HEARTS! vtg robert held cut art glass paperweight iridescent pink sculpture

$125.00

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* Robert Held Multi Color/Bubbles Art 10

* Robert Held Multi Color/Bubbles Art 10" Round Glass Paper Weight*Signed*

$79.99

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Signed Skookum Early Robert Held Iridescent Pulled Feather Art Glass Vase

Signed Skookum Early Robert Held Iridescent Pulled Feather Art Glass Vase

$122.31

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Vintage Robert Held Green Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Vintage Robert Held Green Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$24.99

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Early ROBERT HELD - PURPLE OPALESCENT Iridescent - RHAG Studio Glass PAPERWEIGHT

Early ROBERT HELD - PURPLE OPALESCENT Iridescent - RHAG Studio Glass PAPERWEIGHT

$16.50

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Mind Blowing IRIDESCENT Art Glass VASE Unsigned ROBERT HELD Stunning COLOR Waves

Mind Blowing IRIDESCENT Art Glass VASE Unsigned ROBERT HELD Stunning COLOR Waves

$139.00

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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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VTG ROBERT HELD  signed Art Glass Star w/Sticker, CLEAR GLASS GOLD LEAF ~

VTG ROBERT HELD signed Art Glass Star w/Sticker, CLEAR GLASS GOLD LEAF ~

$30.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Vase

$74.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDECENT HEART SHAPED PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED RHAG

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDECENT HEART SHAPED PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED RHAG

$24.99

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Signed Robert Held Studio Art Green Heart Glass Paperweight Canada

Signed Robert Held Studio Art Green Heart Glass Paperweight Canada

$22.99

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Opalescent Green Glass Frog Figurine by Robert Held Art Glass RHAG

Opalescent Green Glass Frog Figurine by Robert Held Art Glass RHAG

$38.00

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