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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Signed Robert Held Studio Art Glass Heart Paperweight, California Red Poppies

Signed Robert Held Studio Art Glass Heart Paperweight, California Red Poppies

$52.00

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Signed Robert Held Pulled Feather Oil Spot Vase

Signed Robert Held Pulled Feather Oil Spot Vase

$55.00

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Robert Held Blown Glass Balls Lot of 3 unique: New

Robert Held Blown Glass Balls Lot of 3 unique: New

$7.00

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Robert Held Glass Cranberry Red Heartbeat Round Paperweight- signed

Robert Held Glass Cranberry Red Heartbeat Round Paperweight- signed

$45.97

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Robert Held Vase Swirl Oil Spot Iridescence Art Glass Signed

Robert Held Vase Swirl Oil Spot Iridescence Art Glass Signed

$75.00

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Beautiful Robert Held Art Glass Heart

Beautiful Robert Held Art Glass Heart

$24.50

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RHAG, Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Swirl Heart Paperweight

RHAG, Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Swirl Heart Paperweight

$9.99

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Robert Held Art glass large square vase in lt.gr., wave design, dicontinued, New

Robert Held Art glass large square vase in lt.gr., wave design, dicontinued, New

$94.99

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ROBERT HELD CANADA ARTIST-ART GLASS SPACE MERCURY VIBRANT HEART SCULPTURE

ROBERT HELD CANADA ARTIST-ART GLASS SPACE MERCURY VIBRANT HEART SCULPTURE

$4.00

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RHAG  ROBERT HELD CANADA ART GLASS GREEN FROG SCULPTURE PAPERWEIGHT 2.5

RHAG ROBERT HELD CANADA ART GLASS GREEN FROG SCULPTURE PAPERWEIGHT 2.5"

$4.00

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Beautiful RHAG Signed Art Glass     Robert Held Art Glass Vase

Beautiful RHAG Signed Art Glass Robert Held Art Glass Vase

$42.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Crystal Vase w/ Cobalt Blue & White Pulled Feather Design

Robert Held Iridescent Crystal Vase w/ Cobalt Blue & White Pulled Feather Design

$69.00

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE

SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE

$22.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CANADA TALL IRIDESCENT VASE 10 1/2

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CANADA TALL IRIDESCENT VASE 10 1/2"

$79.99

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Robert Held Hand Blown PULLED FEATHER GOLD IRRIDIZED Perfume Bottle

Robert Held Hand Blown PULLED FEATHER GOLD IRRIDIZED Perfume Bottle

$39.99

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS HAND BLOWN VASE SIGNED

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS HAND BLOWN VASE SIGNED

$35.00

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INTENSELY Iridescent COLOR CHANGING Glass ROBERT HELD Paperweight SIGNED

INTENSELY Iridescent COLOR CHANGING Glass ROBERT HELD Paperweight SIGNED

$399.00

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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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Spiraling, swirling designs in this lovely paperweight by Robert Held, Canada

Spiraling, swirling designs in this lovely paperweight by Robert Held, Canada

$24.99

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original SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA iridescent ART GLASS VASE by Robert Held #2

original SIGNED SKOOKUM CANADA iridescent ART GLASS VASE by Robert Held #2

$165.00

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ROBERT HELD CALIFORNIA POPPY VASE ON CLEAR  Red Navy

ROBERT HELD CALIFORNIA POPPY VASE ON CLEAR Red Navy

$65.00

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