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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NEW Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight - SIGNED

NEW Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight - SIGNED

$16.50

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT GOLD AMBER RIBBED HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT GOLD AMBER RIBBED HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

$19.55

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Robert Held RHAG Heart Shaped Irridescent Paper Weight With Pattern  -Canada

Robert Held RHAG Heart Shaped Irridescent Paper Weight With Pattern -Canada

$18.00

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NEW Robert Held Art Glass Peacock Perfume Bottle - Signed

NEW Robert Held Art Glass Peacock Perfume Bottle - Signed

$23.50

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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

$64.99

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NEW Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Heart - SIGNED

NEW Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Heart - SIGNED

$12.50

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Vase Signed

$59.99

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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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Exquisite Robert Held (RHAG)  Cobalt & Cranberry Iridescent Glass Perfume Bottle

Exquisite Robert Held (RHAG) Cobalt & Cranberry Iridescent Glass Perfume Bottle

$67.88

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RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed

RHAG Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Heart Paperweight Signed

$54.95

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Robert Held art glass heart amber iridescent signed RHAG

Robert Held art glass heart amber iridescent signed RHAG

$20.00

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Robert Held Vase Swirl Oil Spot Iridescence Art Glass Signed

Robert Held Vase Swirl Oil Spot Iridescence Art Glass Signed

$185.00

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Robert Held art glass heart pink iridescent with ribs/ridges signed RHAG

Robert Held art glass heart pink iridescent with ribs/ridges signed RHAG

$20.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed RHAG Iridescent Yellow Star Paperweight Excellent

Robert Held Art Glass Signed RHAG Iridescent Yellow Star Paperweight Excellent

$24.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight - Iridescent Purple Heart, 2.5

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight - Iridescent Purple Heart, 2.5" Long

$24.99

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Vintage Signed Robert Held Canadian Art Glass IRIDESCENT MINIATURE VASE NR

Vintage Signed Robert Held Canadian Art Glass IRIDESCENT MINIATURE VASE NR

$2.37

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Robert Held Art Glass Egg Paperweight - 3 1/8

Robert Held Art Glass Egg Paperweight - 3 1/8" Tall

$44.95

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Vintage Signed Robert Held Canadian Art Glass IRIDESCENT MINIATURE VASE NR

Vintage Signed Robert Held Canadian Art Glass IRIDESCENT MINIATURE VASE NR

$0.56

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ROBERT HELD STUDIO ART GLASS IRIDESCENT FLARED VASE, PURPLE FEATHER, 9

ROBERT HELD STUDIO ART GLASS IRIDESCENT FLARED VASE, PURPLE FEATHER, 9" H, MINT

$144.99

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Vintage Robert Held Iridescent Turtle Hand Made Art Glass Paper Weight Canada

Vintage Robert Held Iridescent Turtle Hand Made Art Glass Paper Weight Canada

$19.99

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Vintage Robert Held Canadian Art Glass IRIDESCENT MINIATURE VASE NR

Vintage Robert Held Canadian Art Glass IRIDESCENT MINIATURE VASE NR

$0.94

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