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 Art Glass Clear & Gold Vintage Heart Paperweight RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Clear & Gold Vintage Heart Paperweight RHAG

$5.99

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Signed Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Made in Canada 14 Inches Tall

Signed Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Made in Canada 14 Inches Tall

$46.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase 10.5

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase 10.5" Tall

$85.00

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Robert Held Signed Art Glass Star Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Art Glass Star Paperweight

$15.00

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Large Hand-Signed ROBERT HELD Oval Egg-Shaped Art-Glass Floral Paperweight

Large Hand-Signed ROBERT HELD Oval Egg-Shaped Art-Glass Floral Paperweight

$79.99

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Renown Canadian Artist Robert Held Iridescent Beautiful Art Glass Vase

Renown Canadian Artist Robert Held Iridescent Beautiful Art Glass Vase

$75.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase, Iridescent, Lovely Leaf-Like Geometric Design

Robert Held Art Glass Vase, Iridescent, Lovely Leaf-Like Geometric Design

$69.99

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Robert Held Hand Made Art Glass Vase - Excellent Condition

Robert Held Hand Made Art Glass Vase - Excellent Condition

$19.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase Triangle Purple with Iridescent Design

Robert Held Art Glass Vase Triangle Purple with Iridescent Design

$48.30

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CARNIVAL FROG IRIDESCENT AURENE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CARNIVAL FROG IRIDESCENT AURENE GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

$20.00

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Robert Held Art Glass studio Black Silver Wave Perfume bottle Vancouver BC new

Robert Held Art Glass studio Black Silver Wave Perfume bottle Vancouver BC new

$84.86

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Blue Floral Design Vancouver BC

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Blue Floral Design Vancouver BC

$44.86

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Leaf Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Leaf Paperweight

$14.39

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11” ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE Iridescent Pink Blue Purple Gold SIGNED

11” ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE Iridescent Pink Blue Purple Gold SIGNED

$50.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Bottle signed

Robert Held Art Glass Bottle signed

$40.00

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