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 Bowl Vase Canadian 6 1/2

Robert Held Art Glass Bowl Vase Canadian 6 1/2" High 7 1/2" Diameter Gold Rimmed

$19.50

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Robert Held studio art glass vtg rhag vase mini signed irridescent swirl

Robert Held studio art glass vtg rhag vase mini signed irridescent swirl

$45.00

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RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Heart With Red Poppy Design

RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Heart With Red Poppy Design

$16.50

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass 3 Corner Vase Made in Canada Signed

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass 3 Corner Vase Made in Canada Signed

$45.00

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD RHAG ART GLASS HEART IRIDESCENT GREEN BLUE PURPLE PERFECT!

SIGNED ROBERT HELD RHAG ART GLASS HEART IRIDESCENT GREEN BLUE PURPLE PERFECT!

$34.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Green Turtle Paperweight Figurine Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Green Turtle Paperweight Figurine Signed RHAG

$19.99

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GORGEOUS IRIDESCENT PURPLE GOLD SIGNED ROBERT HELD BALUSTER ART GLASS VASE 5.5

GORGEOUS IRIDESCENT PURPLE GOLD SIGNED ROBERT HELD BALUSTER ART GLASS VASE 5.5"

$39.95

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Robert Held RHAG Art Glass Green Iridescent Heart Paperweight

Robert Held RHAG Art Glass Green Iridescent Heart Paperweight

$15.00

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Robert Held hand made art glass perfume bottle

Robert Held hand made art glass perfume bottle

$9.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Stylized Natural Motif Scent / Perfume Bottle or Decanter

Robert Held Iridescent Stylized Natural Motif Scent / Perfume Bottle or Decanter

$59.00

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ROBERT HELD CANADA IRIDESCENT ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD CANADA IRIDESCENT ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$49.99

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Robert Held Signed California Poppy Floral Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Robert Held Signed California Poppy Floral Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$35.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Ladybug Paperweight Iridized Cranberry

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Ladybug Paperweight Iridized Cranberry

$32.05

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Lovely Robert Held (RHAG)  Iridescent Purple Glass Star Paperweight RH-13

Lovely Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Purple Glass Star Paperweight RH-13

$29.88

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 3

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS 3" IMPRESSIONIST OPAL ROUND PAPERWEIGHT

$59.00

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Vintage Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Paperweight Star Iridescent Clear 3

Vintage Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Paperweight Star Iridescent Clear 3"

$8.95

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Lovely Robert Held (RHAG) Amber Ridged Glass Seashell Paperweight RH-21

Lovely Robert Held (RHAG) Amber Ridged Glass Seashell Paperweight RH-21

$23.88

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Robert Held Vase

Robert Held Vase "PRICE REDUCED"

$178.70

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LOVELY ROBERT HELD CANADA ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT

LOVELY ROBERT HELD CANADA ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT

$25.86

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Fantastic Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Clear Glass Star Paperweight RH-14

Fantastic Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Clear Glass Star Paperweight RH-14

$29.88

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11" Robert Held Cranberry Signed R Held Art Glass Vase Iridescent Feather Swirl

$149.99

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