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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ART GLASS  VASE BY ROBERT HELD

ART GLASS VASE BY ROBERT HELD

$129.50

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CANDLESTICK  Signed & Original Sticker on Bottom

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CANDLESTICK Signed & Original Sticker on Bottom

$25.00

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Robert Held Studio Art Glass Thick Iridescent Star Paperweight-Canada

Robert Held Studio Art Glass Thick Iridescent Star Paperweight-Canada

$75.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Purple Iridescent Crab Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Purple Iridescent Crab Paperweight

$20.00

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FROG PAPERWEIGHT ROBERT HELD ART GLASS STUDIO Iridescent SIGNED Peacock Green

FROG PAPERWEIGHT ROBERT HELD ART GLASS STUDIO Iridescent SIGNED Peacock Green

$38.95

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Robert Held California Poppy Heart Paperweight Handcrafted Flowers Art Glass

Robert Held California Poppy Heart Paperweight Handcrafted Flowers Art Glass

$46.95

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Robert held ginger pot vase

Robert held ginger pot vase

$89.00

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Artist Signed Robert Held Art Glass Vase Iridescent 5

Artist Signed Robert Held Art Glass Vase Iridescent 5" tall Classic

$175.00

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Large Vintage Robert Held Signed Multicolored Irridescent Art Glass Vase

Large Vintage Robert Held Signed Multicolored Irridescent Art Glass Vase

$149.99

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Iridescent Red Blue Robert Held “Heartbeats” Art Glass Paperweight Signed Rhag

Iridescent Red Blue Robert Held “Heartbeats” Art Glass Paperweight Signed Rhag

$74.77

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed RHAG

$54.95

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Lovely small iridized Robert Held vase, excellent, signed RHAG

Lovely small iridized Robert Held vase, excellent, signed RHAG

$24.99

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Robert Held Cylinder Vase - Red Poppies - Iridescent/Blue/Red - Signed R. Held

Robert Held Cylinder Vase - Red Poppies - Iridescent/Blue/Red - Signed R. Held

$500.00

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Robert Held Square Iridescent Studio Art Glass Vase Signed!

Robert Held Square Iridescent Studio Art Glass Vase Signed!

$65.00

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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

$115.00

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT VASE  LAVENDER GREEN SWIRL SIGNED

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT VASE LAVENDER GREEN SWIRL SIGNED

$119.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Purple / Cranberry Art Glass Vase With Mottled Design

Robert Held Iridescent Purple / Cranberry Art Glass Vase With Mottled Design

$29.99

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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

$59.97

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Robert Held "California Poppy" Heart Paper Weight

$34.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase!  Stunning piece in wonderful condition!

Robert Held Art Glass Vase! Stunning piece in wonderful condition!

$99.99

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VINTAGE SIGNED ROBERT HELD STUDIO CANADA ART GLASS BUD VASE

VINTAGE SIGNED ROBERT HELD STUDIO CANADA ART GLASS BUD VASE

$89.99

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