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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Robert Held Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase 12

Robert Held Jack in the Pulpit Art Glass Vase 12"

$150.00

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Vintage Robert Held Canada Art Glass Heart Paperweight-Signed with Label-EXC!

Vintage Robert Held Canada Art Glass Heart Paperweight-Signed with Label-EXC!

$55.00

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Signed Robert Held 3 Iris Flowers Vase-11 1/2

Signed Robert Held 3 Iris Flowers Vase-11 1/2"

$350.00

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Stunning Ruby Aureen Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shape Paperweight

Stunning Ruby Aureen Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shape Paperweight

$9.99

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue 11.5

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Vase Iridescent Blue 11.5" Canada

$98.10

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Large ROBERT HELD ART GLASS SIGNED IRIDESCENT SLANTED HEART SHAPED PAPERWEIGHT!!

Large ROBERT HELD ART GLASS SIGNED IRIDESCENT SLANTED HEART SHAPED PAPERWEIGHT!!

$59.00

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Robert Held Yellow Iridescent Studio Art Blown Glass 8

Robert Held Yellow Iridescent Studio Art Blown Glass 8" Bowl Canada Vintage

$140.00

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GLASS VASE BY ROBERT HELD ART GLASS

GLASS VASE BY ROBERT HELD ART GLASS

$155.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT - RED WITH METALLIC IRIDESCENT STRIPES

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT - RED WITH METALLIC IRIDESCENT STRIPES

$34.99

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Beautiful Signed Robert Held Amber / Orange Iridescent Art Glass Perfume Bottle

Beautiful Signed Robert Held Amber / Orange Iridescent Art Glass Perfume Bottle

$39.99

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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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Robert Held Skookum Studio Art Glass Blue Iridescent Pulled Feather Vase

Robert Held Skookum Studio Art Glass Blue Iridescent Pulled Feather Vase

$150.51

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VINTAGE ROBERT HELD SIGNED CRANBERRY 11.5

VINTAGE ROBERT HELD SIGNED CRANBERRY 11.5" FEATHER FLUTED VASE

$199.99

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Pacific Connections Black Lacquer BOX w Glass Heart Paperweight by Robert Held

Pacific Connections Black Lacquer BOX w Glass Heart Paperweight by Robert Held

$135.00

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Robert HELD Art Glass Paperweight Iridescent  Leaf form

Robert HELD Art Glass Paperweight Iridescent Leaf form

$35.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed Iridescent Cylindrical round floral Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Signed Iridescent Cylindrical round floral Vase

$69.99

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ROBERT HELD :: 2

ROBERT HELD :: 2" IRIDESCENT SCALLOP SHELL Art Glass Paperweight Orange CANADA

$29.99

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Beautiful Robert Held Peacock Feather Art Glass Vase 11

Beautiful Robert Held Peacock Feather Art Glass Vase 11"

$189.99

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Waterford Evolution Robert Held 9

Waterford Evolution Robert Held 9" VASE Art Nouveau Limited Irredescent Peacock

$649.99

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EARLY Robert Held Feathered 12

EARLY Robert Held Feathered 12" JACK in the PULPIT VASE Signed Label Booklet

$199.99

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GORGEOUS ROBERT HELD COBALT BLUE IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE

GORGEOUS ROBERT HELD COBALT BLUE IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE

$125.00

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