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 Signed Art Glass 4in.Bud Vase

Robert Held Signed Art Glass 4in.Bud Vase

$22.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase 10.5

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase 10.5" Tall

$74.50

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Robert Held Abstract Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Abstract Art Glass Paperweight

$29.95

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Superb Vase - Signed - Hand Made in Canada

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Superb Vase - Signed - Hand Made in Canada

$49.95

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Robert Held Glass Art Vase Iridescent Colors Signed 8.5 Tall

Robert Held Glass Art Vase Iridescent Colors Signed 8.5 Tall

$80.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PEACOCK PULLED FEATHERS SIGNED VASE BOWL IRIDESCENT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PEACOCK PULLED FEATHERS SIGNED VASE BOWL IRIDESCENT

$149.99

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Robert Held Art Glass  Iridescent Star Paperweight Signed RHAG 3.5

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Star Paperweight Signed RHAG 3.5"

$9.99

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT GREEN FROG GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED - EXCELLENT

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT GREEN FROG GLASS PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED - EXCELLENT

$9.95

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Robert Held Iridescent Feather 7.5

Robert Held Iridescent Feather 7.5" Tall Art Nouveau Glass Vase Canadian Artist

$75.00

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Robert Held Art Glass - Candlesticks

Robert Held Art Glass - Candlesticks

$41.95

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 Robert Held RHAG Signed Carnival Art Glass Bird on Heart Paperweight

Robert Held RHAG Signed Carnival Art Glass Bird on Heart Paperweight

$27.99

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Studio Contemporary Abstract Paperweight Canada

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Studio Contemporary Abstract Paperweight Canada

$44.99

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VINTAGE SIGNED

VINTAGE SIGNED "R. HELD ART GLASS" ART GLASS VASE by ROBERT HELD

$60.00

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RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Heart-Shaped Paperweight w/Bird on 	Branch

RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Heart-Shaped Paperweight w/Bird on Branch

$15.00

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Robert Held Paperweight | Signed + Original Tag | Multi-color 2

Robert Held Paperweight | Signed + Original Tag | Multi-color 2" Round Art Glass

$37.99

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