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 vase gold specks iridescent signed

robert held art glass vase gold specks iridescent signed

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Art Glass Vase ROBERT HELD

Art Glass Vase ROBERT HELD

$28.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS BLUE IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS BLUE IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT

$26.00

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Robert Held 9

Robert Held 9" Iridescent Vase Pink Turquoise Drizzle Art Glass Vase Signed

$175.00

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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 Beautiful Art Glass Paperweight, Signed And Labeled

Robert Held Beautiful Art Glass Paperweight, Signed And Labeled

$8.89

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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 Vase 1990's

Robert Held Art Glass Vase 1990's

$36.00

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Vtg Robert Held Frosted Pastel Iridescent Ribbed Heart Paperweight - Hand Blown

Vtg Robert Held Frosted Pastel Iridescent Ribbed Heart Paperweight - Hand Blown

$14.99

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Robert Held,Art Glass Iridescent Heart,signed, w/ label

Robert Held,Art Glass Iridescent Heart,signed, w/ label

$9.98

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Beautiful Robert Held Peacock Feather Art Glass Vase 11

Beautiful Robert Held Peacock Feather Art Glass Vase 11"

$199.99

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Robert Held Vase/Bottle Triangle Shape Violet Blue With Iridescent Ribbons

Robert Held Vase/Bottle Triangle Shape Violet Blue With Iridescent Ribbons

$54.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT DARK RED/BURGUNDY  METALIC IRIDESCENT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT DARK RED/BURGUNDY METALIC IRIDESCENT

$39.39

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed Heart Paperweight Cobalt Blue Iridescent Swirl

Robert Held Art Glass Signed Heart Paperweight Cobalt Blue Iridescent Swirl

$24.95

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Heart Paperweight. Gold with Cobalt Swirl

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Heart Paperweight. Gold with Cobalt Swirl

$24.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Small Vase Violet w/ Turquoise Drizzle Art Glass Signed

Robert Held Iridescent Small Vase Violet w/ Turquoise Drizzle Art Glass Signed

$65.00

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Signed Iridescent, Gold & Purple Glass Frog (Robert Held) Hand Blown Glass

Signed Iridescent, Gold & Purple Glass Frog (Robert Held) Hand Blown Glass

$19.95

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Pulled Feather Vase, Green & Gold, Signed, 7

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Pulled Feather Vase, Green & Gold, Signed, 7" Tall

$89.99

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COLORFUL ROBERT HELD PAPERWEIGHT, CANADIAN GLASS ARTIST, SIGNED

COLORFUL ROBERT HELD PAPERWEIGHT, CANADIAN GLASS ARTIST, SIGNED

$24.50

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RED IRIDESCENT 4.5

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RED IRIDESCENT 4.5" VASE EXCELLENT CONDITION

$49.00

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Signed ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Studio IRIDESCENT VASE

Signed ROBERT HELD ART GLASS Studio IRIDESCENT VASE

$79.99

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