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 Irridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight Signed W Orig Label

Robert Held Irridescent Art Glass Heart Paperweight Signed W Orig Label

$19.99

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2.5" SIGNED ROBERT HELD Carnival Art Glass HEART PAPERWEIGHT Canada purple

$39.88

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Elegant Robert Held Studio Multicolored Dichroic Art Glass Paperweight SIGNED

Elegant Robert Held Studio Multicolored Dichroic Art Glass Paperweight SIGNED

$33.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase Bottle Modern Decorative Art Irridescent Cranberry

Robert Held Art Glass Vase Bottle Modern Decorative Art Irridescent Cranberry

$29.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$10.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Signed Art Glass Heart Shaped Winged Angel paperweight

Robert Held Iridescent Signed Art Glass Heart Shaped Winged Angel paperweight

$13.16

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase

$10.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Seashell Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Seashell Paperweight

$9.99

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ROBERT HELD PAPERWEIGHT BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDEN  SIGNED

ROBERT HELD PAPERWEIGHT BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDEN SIGNED

$44.99

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Stunning Robert Held Handblown Iridescent Art Glass Signed RHAG Pristine

Stunning Robert Held Handblown Iridescent Art Glass Signed RHAG Pristine

$26.50

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

$56.25

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Robert Held Art Studio GREEN Irridescent Glass HEART Paperweight Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Studio GREEN Irridescent Glass HEART Paperweight Signed RHAG

$9.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Sea Urchin Iridescent Pink Signed RHAG Perfect

Robert Held Art Glass Sea Urchin Iridescent Pink Signed RHAG Perfect

$29.74

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SIGNED ROBERT HELD  BEAUTIFUL PULLED FEATHER  ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

SIGNED ROBERT HELD BEAUTIFUL PULLED FEATHER ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT

$29.99

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Robert Held Art Glass 3 3/4

Robert Held Art Glass 3 3/4" Vase Iridescent Purple + Gray Lines Signed Canadian

$31.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE AND HEART PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE AND HEART PAPERWEIGHT

$125.00

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ROBERT HELD IRRIDESCENT BLUE ART GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE + STOPPER FABULOUS $75

ROBERT HELD IRRIDESCENT BLUE ART GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE + STOPPER FABULOUS $75

$75.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT OIL SPOT PULLED FEATHER

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT OIL SPOT PULLED FEATHER

$49.95

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Robert Held  Gold Leaf Art Glass Star

Robert Held Gold Leaf Art Glass Star

$8.99

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Robert Held studio art glass paperweight hand blown blue iridescent heart

Robert Held studio art glass paperweight hand blown blue iridescent heart

$19.65

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Robert Held Art Studio Irridescent Glass Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG Cobalt

Robert Held Art Studio Irridescent Glass Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG Cobalt

$24.99

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