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.

Browse the wonderful selection of Robert Held art glass for sale on eBay. You won’t find a better selection anywhere else!

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Large Rare ROBERT HELD Canadian Art Glass Iridescent Star Paperweight BLUE

Large Rare ROBERT HELD Canadian Art Glass Iridescent Star Paperweight BLUE

$149.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Ribbed Starfish Iridescent Greenish Pink Gold Perfect

Robert Held Art Glass Ribbed Starfish Iridescent Greenish Pink Gold Perfect

$22.73

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ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS  IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT~SIGNED

ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT~SIGNED

$20.49

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

$75.00

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Iredescent Vase In  A Gold and White Lily Style

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Iredescent Vase In A Gold and White Lily Style

$35.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESENT LARGE PERFUME HAND BLOWN

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESENT LARGE PERFUME HAND BLOWN

$49.99

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED RHAG ORIGINAL STICKER

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED RHAG ORIGINAL STICKER

$59.00

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Large Robert Held(?) Art Glass Wave Turquoise/Green/Blue Paperweight Signed

Large Robert Held(?) Art Glass Wave Turquoise/Green/Blue Paperweight Signed

$59.99

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Perfume Bottle Signed By ROBERT HELD ...BEAUTIFUL

Perfume Bottle Signed By ROBERT HELD ...BEAUTIFUL

$55.00

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Robert Held  Iridescent Mauve  Art Glass Vase - Ship to North America Only

Robert Held Iridescent Mauve Art Glass Vase - Ship to North America Only

$125.00

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WATERFORD CRYSTAL EVOLUTION ART GLASS PULLED FEATHER IRIDESCENT BOWL ROBERT HELD

WATERFORD CRYSTAL EVOLUTION ART GLASS PULLED FEATHER IRIDESCENT BOWL ROBERT HELD

$199.92

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Robert Held Art Glass piece!  Stunning!  Perfect Condition!

Robert Held Art Glass piece! Stunning! Perfect Condition!

$245.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Large Vase Studio Signed Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Large Vase Studio Signed Canada

$40.00

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED

$39.99

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ROBERT HELD, CANADA, ART GLASS VASE, SPLENDID ITEM, SIGNED

ROBERT HELD, CANADA, ART GLASS VASE, SPLENDID ITEM, SIGNED

$215.00

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vintage purple robert held art glass perfume bottle

vintage purple robert held art glass perfume bottle

$35.00

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Excellent Condition Robert Held signed irredescant perfume bottle with stopper

Excellent Condition Robert Held signed irredescant perfume bottle with stopper

$60.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Clam Paper Weight

Robert Held Iridescent Clam Paper Weight

$21.99

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Robert Held Amber Iridescent Heart Art Glass Paperweight Signed RHAG Alligator

Robert Held Amber Iridescent Heart Art Glass Paperweight Signed RHAG Alligator

$9.99

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Robert Held Vase Iridescent Art Glass Jack in a Pulpit Purple Blue Canada

Robert Held Vase Iridescent Art Glass Jack in a Pulpit Purple Blue Canada

$249.95

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Robert Held Cobalt Blue Iridescent Heart Art Glass Paperweight Signed Hobnail

Robert Held Cobalt Blue Iridescent Heart Art Glass Paperweight Signed Hobnail

$9.99

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