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.

Browse the wonderful selection of Robert Held art glass for sale on eBay. You won’t find a better selection anywhere else!

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VINTAGE ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS PAPER WEIGHT- SIGNED- BEAUTIFUL

VINTAGE ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT ART GLASS PAPER WEIGHT- SIGNED- BEAUTIFUL

$10.49

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Signed  Robert  Held footed  art glass bowl

Signed Robert Held footed art glass bowl

$72.00

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Pair of Robert Held Canadian Hand Blown Flanged Glass Vases.....

Pair of Robert Held Canadian Hand Blown Flanged Glass Vases.....

$125.00

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Robert Held SKOOKUM Signed ☆ 3

Robert Held SKOOKUM Signed ☆ 3" Hand Blown Pulled Feather Iridescent Glass VASE

$139.99

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SIGNED R ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT 12” BOWL. Hand blown

SIGNED R ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT 12” BOWL. Hand blown

$129.99

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ROBERT HELD SIGNED HUGE 4

ROBERT HELD SIGNED HUGE 4"X3.5" "STARBURST" IRIDESCENT PAPERWEIGHT

$175.00

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BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT PULLED FEATHER ART GLASS VASE SIGNED

BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT PULLED FEATHER ART GLASS VASE SIGNED

$39.99

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Robert Held Signed Iridescent Multi Color Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed Iridescent Multi Color Art Glass Vase

$95.00

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Robert Held Stunning ArtGlass Gold Encrusted Purple Blue Perfume Bottle 7

Robert Held Stunning ArtGlass Gold Encrusted Purple Blue Perfume Bottle 7"Signed

$49.00

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Robert Held studio hand blown iridescent swirl art glass diminutive vase NICE

Robert Held studio hand blown iridescent swirl art glass diminutive vase NICE

$49.99

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ROBERT HELD SIGNED VINTAGE SCULPTURE GLASS ABSTRACT MODERNIST VASE POT SWIRL

ROBERT HELD SIGNED VINTAGE SCULPTURE GLASS ABSTRACT MODERNIST VASE POT SWIRL

$12.34

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Robert Held

Robert Held "Skookum Signed" Art Glass Vase, Gorgeous Colors 4 1/2” Tall

$269.99

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FLAWLESS Stunning ROBERT HELD Canada Crystal Art Studio BOWL CENTERPIECE DISH

FLAWLESS Stunning ROBERT HELD Canada Crystal Art Studio BOWL CENTERPIECE DISH

$325.00

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Robert Held Blue Iridescent Art Glass 9.5

Robert Held Blue Iridescent Art Glass 9.5" Bud Vase Signed

$79.99

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Pacific Northwest Vintage Robert Held Hand-Blown Blue-Green Glass Vase RARE MINT

Pacific Northwest Vintage Robert Held Hand-Blown Blue-Green Glass Vase RARE MINT

$450.00

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