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 Art Glass Japanese Beetle Iridescent Signed Figurine FREE SHIPPING

Robert Held Art Glass Japanese Beetle Iridescent Signed Figurine FREE SHIPPING

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Studio RHAG Teal Iridescent Heart Paperweight

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Studio RHAG Teal Iridescent Heart Paperweight

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ROBERT HELD  IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS HEART PAPERWEIGHT

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Robert Held Art Glass Maple Leaf

Robert Held Art Glass Maple Leaf

$25.00

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Robert Held, Signed Iridescent Art Glass Vase, Beautiful, 10

Robert Held, Signed Iridescent Art Glass Vase, Beautiful, 10"

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Pulled Feather Iridescent Art Glass Vase by Robert Held Signed and Stickered

Pulled Feather Iridescent Art Glass Vase by Robert Held Signed and Stickered

$59.00

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Vintage Robert Held Dichronic Art Glass Iridescent Blue Green Canada Vase Signed

Vintage Robert Held Dichronic Art Glass Iridescent Blue Green Canada Vase Signed

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2 ROBERT HELD ART GLASS STAR SHAPED PAPERWEIGHTS CANADA

2 ROBERT HELD ART GLASS STAR SHAPED PAPERWEIGHTS CANADA

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Robert Held Peacock Vase Made in Canada Signed

Robert Held Peacock Vase Made in Canada Signed

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight Iridesent W/ Angel

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight Iridesent W/ Angel

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Meadow Flowers

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Meadow Flowers

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Art Glass BLUE HEART - SIGNED ROBERT HELD Iridescent Paperweight

Art Glass BLUE HEART - SIGNED ROBERT HELD Iridescent Paperweight

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Robert Held Art Glass (#16): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Purple Swirl

Robert Held Art Glass (#16): SIGNED Robert Held Art Glass Heart - Purple Swirl

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ROBERT HELD HANDBLOWN COPPER PATCHED BLUE LUSTER VASE VANCOUVER BC

ROBERT HELD HANDBLOWN COPPER PATCHED BLUE LUSTER VASE VANCOUVER BC

$450.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Hand Made Amethyst Purple Bowl Signed

$60.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS - SIGNED - EGG SHAPED PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS - SIGNED - EGG SHAPED PAPERWEIGHT

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Signed Heart Shaped Paperweight with Bird, Iridescent

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Signed Heart Shaped Paperweight with Bird, Iridescent

$34.95

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Vintage Iridescent Robert Held SIGNED 6

Vintage Iridescent Robert Held SIGNED 6" Volcano Drip Art Aurora Borealis Vase

$124.99

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS "Heart" Paperweight IRIDESCENT DICHROIC CANADA VINTAGE

$24.99

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Gold HEART Paperweight - Robert Held Art Glass - Label

Gold HEART Paperweight - Robert Held Art Glass - Label

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