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 Yellow Iridescent Star Paperweight~ Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Yellow Iridescent Star Paperweight~ Signed

$16.95

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS- SIGNED- PURPLE   2 3/4

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS- SIGNED- PURPLE 2 3/4" -- MINT

$29.99

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ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILY PAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILY PAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

$80.00

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Robert Held Signed 2 1/2

Robert Held Signed 2 1/2" Teal & Silver Art Glass Paperweight - Excellent

$34.99

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Robert Held Signed Held Iridescent Red Heart Shaped Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Held Iridescent Red Heart Shaped Art Glass Paperweight

$9.99

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LOVELY SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT

LOVELY SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT

$34.99

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Signed ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Studio IRIDESCENT VASE Green Purple Gold 6.5

Signed ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Studio IRIDESCENT VASE Green Purple Gold 6.5"

$74.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Starfish

Robert Held Art Glass Starfish

$19.99

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ROBERT HELD HANDBLOWN COPPER PATCHED BLUE LUSTER VASE VANCOUVER BC

ROBERT HELD HANDBLOWN COPPER PATCHED BLUE LUSTER VASE VANCOUVER BC

$450.00

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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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Robert Held Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Vase

$65.00

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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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3" Signed ROBERT HELD Art Glass Paperweight Green Iridescent Textured Star

$19.99

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Gorgeous Robert Held Signed Purple Art Glass Square Iridescent Vase With Label

Gorgeous Robert Held Signed Purple Art Glass Square Iridescent Vase With Label

$74.99

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Robert Held Signed Blue Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Blue Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$43.00

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD SWIRL ART GLASS IRIDESCENT VASE 6

SIGNED ROBERT HELD SWIRL ART GLASS IRIDESCENT VASE 6" ORIGINAL STICKER

$38.95

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VINTAGE SIGNED ROBERT HELD MULTI-COLORED IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE 8

VINTAGE SIGNED ROBERT HELD MULTI-COLORED IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE 8" TALL

$39.00

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Robert Held Signed Pink Iridescent Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed Pink Iridescent Art Glass Vase

$45.00

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ROBERT HELD STUNNING ART GLASS VASE L@@K NO RESERVE!!

ROBERT HELD STUNNING ART GLASS VASE L@@K NO RESERVE!!

$69.99

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9" Tall Robert Held Art Glass Vase Canada Blue/Green Purple Iridescent Signed

$89.99

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Art Glass BLUE HEART - SIGNED ROBERT HELD Iridescent Paperweight

Art Glass BLUE HEART - SIGNED ROBERT HELD Iridescent Paperweight

$34.99

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