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 AMAZING SIGNED GLASS VASE - MADE IN CANADA - PURPLE TONES

ROBERT HELD AMAZING SIGNED GLASS VASE - MADE IN CANADA - PURPLE TONES

$45.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight with Gold Inclusions

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight with Gold Inclusions

$14.99

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Robert Held Green Iridescent Art Glass Frog - Signed & Original Sticker Label

Robert Held Green Iridescent Art Glass Frog - Signed & Original Sticker Label

$22.99

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ROBERT HELD STUNNING SIGNED GLASS VASE - MADE IN CANADA - PURPLE IRIDESCENT

ROBERT HELD STUNNING SIGNED GLASS VASE - MADE IN CANADA - PURPLE IRIDESCENT

$45.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Gold Angel Heart Shaped Paperweight 2000 Signed !AMAZING!

Robert Held Iridescent Gold Angel Heart Shaped Paperweight 2000 Signed !AMAZING!

$49.98

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Robert held art glass crab iridescent purple

Robert held art glass crab iridescent purple

$18.10

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Bowl Signed Original Foil Label

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Bowl Signed Original Foil Label

$90.99

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Signed Robert Held Canada Iridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight

Signed Robert Held Canada Iridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight

$39.99

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Exquisite Signed Robert Held Handmade Canada Art Glass Heart New In Box

Exquisite Signed Robert Held Handmade Canada Art Glass Heart New In Box

$24.95

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Gorgeous Art Glass Vase Signed Robert Held Handmade In Canada Excellent

Gorgeous Art Glass Vase Signed Robert Held Handmade In Canada Excellent

$399.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase - Signed RHAG Canada

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase - Signed RHAG Canada

$20.10

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HAND BLOWN SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT SWIRLS ART GLASS CABINET VASE

HAND BLOWN SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT SWIRLS ART GLASS CABINET VASE

$84.99

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT AMETHYST PURPLE BLUE FROG STUDIO ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT AMETHYST PURPLE BLUE FROG STUDIO ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$39.99

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ROBERT HELD HANDMADE CANADA ART GLASS PURPLE FROG SCULPTURE

ROBERT HELD HANDMADE CANADA ART GLASS PURPLE FROG SCULPTURE

$7.39

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VINTAGE ROBERT HELD VASE ART NOUVEAU GLASS FLORAL FLOWER VASE SIGNED

VINTAGE ROBERT HELD VASE ART NOUVEAU GLASS FLORAL FLOWER VASE SIGNED

$339.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Cranberry Vase with Spider Web Design 5.5 inch

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Cranberry Vase with Spider Web Design 5.5 inch

$50.00

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Robert Held RHAG Blown Glass Iridescent Red Heart Paperweight Signed

Robert Held RHAG Blown Glass Iridescent Red Heart Paperweight Signed

$44.99

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Rare Large Robert Held Perfume Bottle

Rare Large Robert Held Perfume Bottle

$250.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Cabinet Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Cabinet Vase

$39.95

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Signed Robert Held Pink Cranberry Swirl Bubble Art Glass Paperweight

Signed Robert Held Pink Cranberry Swirl Bubble Art Glass Paperweight

$29.99

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Robert Held Glass Paperweight California Red Poppy Heart

Robert Held Glass Paperweight California Red Poppy Heart

$51.97

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