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 Signed Hobnail Green Iridescent Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Signed Hobnail Green Iridescent Canada

$14.99

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Robert Held Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Glass Heart Paperweight

$22.50

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Signed ROBERT HELD Art Glass Paperweight Clear Heart Gold Leaf Sticker

Signed ROBERT HELD Art Glass Paperweight Clear Heart Gold Leaf Sticker

$18.99

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Genuine Signed Robert Held Iridescent Glass Paperweight

Genuine Signed Robert Held Iridescent Glass Paperweight

$45.57

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Genuine Signed Robert Held Iridescent Glass Paperweight

Genuine Signed Robert Held Iridescent Glass Paperweight

$36.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

$61.50

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Lovely Green Heart Paperweight Robert Held Art Glass Unsigned Free Shipping

Lovely Green Heart Paperweight Robert Held Art Glass Unsigned Free Shipping

$16.95

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

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

$149.00

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Robert Held Signed Art Glass - Red Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Signed Art Glass - Red Heart Paperweight

$29.99

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IRIDESCENT RASPBERRY SHELL FORM SIGNED SKOOKUM ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

IRIDESCENT RASPBERRY SHELL FORM SIGNED SKOOKUM ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$45.00

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VINTAGE PERFUME BOTTLE - SIGNED ROBERT HELD - IRIDESCENT  (#27-9)

VINTAGE PERFUME BOTTLE - SIGNED ROBERT HELD - IRIDESCENT (#27-9)

$48.06

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Robert Held Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Glass Heart Paperweight

$15.00

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Robert Held Vase signed

Robert Held Vase signed

$109.95

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Rhag Heart Paperweight Iridescent Robert Held Art Glass

Rhag Heart Paperweight Iridescent Robert Held Art Glass

$15.95

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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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Pulled Feather Iridescent Art Glass Vase by Robert Held

Pulled Feather Iridescent Art Glass Vase by Robert Held

$80.00

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Gorgeous Robert Held art glass-art glass ornament-gold violet

Gorgeous Robert Held art glass-art glass ornament-gold violet

$9.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Heart Signed With Original Sticker Canada XLNT

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Heart Signed With Original Sticker Canada XLNT

$79.95

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ROBERT HELD Art Glass Heart Paperweight

ROBERT HELD Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$25.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Irridescent Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Irridescent Glass Heart Paperweight

$19.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Irridescent Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Irridescent Glass Heart Paperweight

$19.99

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