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 HEART PAPERWEIGHT - RED WITH METALIC IRIDESCENT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT - RED WITH METALIC IRIDESCENT

$40.00

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Vintage  Art Glass R.Hag / Robert Held  Perfume Bottle 10'' Tall, Beautiful

Vintage Art Glass R.Hag / Robert Held Perfume Bottle 10'' Tall, Beautiful

$49.99

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ROBERT HELD Art Glass Iridescent Heart Metallic signed & labeled RHAG green

ROBERT HELD Art Glass Iridescent Heart Metallic signed & labeled RHAG green

$49.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed RHAG Heart Paperweight Irridescent Multi Color

Robert Held Art Glass Signed RHAG Heart Paperweight Irridescent Multi Color

$42.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Yellow Iridescent Star Paperweight~ Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Yellow Iridescent Star Paperweight~ Signed

$13.95

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Beautiful Robert Held Iridescent Heart Shaped Glass Paperweights Bird

Beautiful Robert Held Iridescent Heart Shaped Glass Paperweights Bird

$99.00

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signed ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS IRRIDESCENT SMALL FROG

signed ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS IRRIDESCENT SMALL FROG

$21.50

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Robert Held Art Glass

Robert Held Art Glass

$10.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Cobalt blue/purple/gold Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Cobalt blue/purple/gold Art Glass Vase

$49.00

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GREEN AND BLACK GLASS SIGNED ROBERT HELD VASE BOHEMIAN STYLE

GREEN AND BLACK GLASS SIGNED ROBERT HELD VASE BOHEMIAN STYLE

$95.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Blue Floral Design Vancouver BC

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Blue Floral Design Vancouver BC

$38.89

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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

$78.89

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Robert Held Signed Blue Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Blue Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$45.00

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ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILYPAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILYPAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

$350.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase, Blue, 5

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase, Blue, 5" Tall

$69.99

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Robert Held Signed Iridescent Star Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Iridescent Star Paperweight

$17.95

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Robert Held signed Art Nouveau Platter plate Amethyst Blue 11 in  studio Glass

Robert Held signed Art Nouveau Platter plate Amethyst Blue 11 in studio Glass

$148.00

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Pair of Robert Held Pink Iridescent Vintage Blown Glass Vases

Pair of Robert Held Pink Iridescent Vintage Blown Glass Vases

$499.00

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Art Glass Vase Blue with Ribbons Robert Held Iridescent 4 1/4

Art Glass Vase Blue with Ribbons Robert Held Iridescent 4 1/4" Tall Signed!

$76.75

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Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

$76.50

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT SEA CONCH SHELL SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT SEA CONCH SHELL SIGNED

$49.95

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