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 Signed Paperweight Gold Cobalt Hand Blown Art Glass Heart  Label

Robert Held Signed Paperweight Gold Cobalt Hand Blown Art Glass Heart Label

$27.95

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 ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRRIDESCENT HEART SHAPED PAPER WEIGHT SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRRIDESCENT HEART SHAPED PAPER WEIGHT SIGNED

$12.95

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Signed

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Signed

$39.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Glass Heart Paperweight Signed & Label

Robert Held Iridescent Glass Heart Paperweight Signed & Label

$10.00

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED RHAG ORIGINAL STICKER

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE SIGNED RHAG ORIGINAL STICKER

$49.00

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Iridescent Lg 10

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Iridescent Lg 10" Vase Studio Signed Canada GORGEOUS!

$33.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

$60.00

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Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Fuchsia Iridescent Heart Paperweight

Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Fuchsia Iridescent Heart Paperweight

$17.99

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ART GLASS IRIDESCENT BOWL ROBERT HELD Signed

ART GLASS IRIDESCENT BOWL ROBERT HELD Signed

$150.00

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Robert Held Art Glass (#15): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Blue Design

Robert Held Art Glass (#15): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Blue Design

$29.99

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Robert Held Paperweight Large 3

Robert Held Paperweight Large 3" Colorful Swirl Bubble Art Glass Canada Signed

$59.99

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HOBNAIL AUREEN HEART SHAPE ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT - Signed HAG

HOBNAIL AUREEN HEART SHAPE ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT - Signed HAG

$15.00

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Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Fuchsia dichronic Heart Paperweight

Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Fuchsia dichronic Heart Paperweight

$29.99

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Robert Held  Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold  Paperweight /Signed

Robert Held Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold Paperweight /Signed

$45.00

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Heart Shaped Paperweight with Iridescent Angel

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Heart Shaped Paperweight with Iridescent Angel

$25.00

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Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Perfume Bottle

Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Perfume Bottle

$49.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Peacock Art Glass Cushion Vase,Signed,Canada,Excellent

Robert Held Iridescent Peacock Art Glass Cushion Vase,Signed,Canada,Excellent

$150.00

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Robert Held Art Glass (#16): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Purple Swirl

Robert Held Art Glass (#16): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Purple Swirl

$24.99

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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

$80.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Cylinder Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Cylinder Art Glass Vase

$89.99

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Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Orange Iridescent Heart Paperweight

Unsigned Robert Held Art Glass Orange Iridescent Heart Paperweight

$19.99

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