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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Signed Robert Held Studio Art Glass Pink Heart Paperweight w/ orig. Sticker

Signed Robert Held Studio Art Glass Pink Heart Paperweight w/ orig. Sticker

$26.00

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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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Sweet Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Gold Heart w/ Bird Glass Paperweight

Sweet Robert Held (RHAG) Iridescent Gold Heart w/ Bird Glass Paperweight

$19.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Perfume Bottle

Robert Held Art Glass Perfume Bottle

$50.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Frog Iridescent Greenish Signed RHAG Perfect

Robert Held Art Glass Frog Iridescent Greenish Signed RHAG Perfect

$37.61

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4 Robert Held Art Glass Lot RHAG

4 Robert Held Art Glass Lot RHAG

$25.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Pink Ridged Red Glass Heart Signed

Robert Held Iridescent Pink Ridged Red Glass Heart Signed

$19.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Signed

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Vase Signed

$49.00

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ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS GREEN/BLUE IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT~SIGNED

ROBERT HELD HAND MADE ART GLASS GREEN/BLUE IRIDESCENT HEART PAPERWEIGHT~SIGNED

$14.95

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Heart Glass Robert Held Irridescent RHAG irridescent USA studio

Heart Glass Robert Held Irridescent RHAG irridescent USA studio

$14.99

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Robert Held Grand hand blown Peacock Trumpet Vase Iridescent Tall Rare Art Deco

Robert Held Grand hand blown Peacock Trumpet Vase Iridescent Tall Rare Art Deco

$199.00

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Robert Held Heart Studio Art Glass Paperweight Silver Leaf Signed Orig Sticker

Robert Held Heart Studio Art Glass Paperweight Silver Leaf Signed Orig Sticker

$29.99

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MAGNIFICENT BUD VASE IRIDESCENT BLUE GRN VANCOUVER ART GLASS ROBERT HELD SIGNED

MAGNIFICENT BUD VASE IRIDESCENT BLUE GRN VANCOUVER ART GLASS ROBERT HELD SIGNED

$85.00

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STUNNING SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT

STUNNING SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT "OIL SLICK" PAPERWEIGHT

$45.00

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11" Robert Held Cranberry Signed R Held Art Glass Vase Iridescent Feather Swirl

$145.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Ladybugs (3)

Robert Held Art Glass Ladybugs (3)

$30.00

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IRIDESCENT Glass ROBERT HELD Paperweight Sculpture SIGNED & LABEL Colors Change

IRIDESCENT Glass ROBERT HELD Paperweight Sculpture SIGNED & LABEL Colors Change

$399.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS COBALT / CARNIVAL HEART PAPERWEIGHT W/ LABEL- VALENTINES

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS COBALT / CARNIVAL HEART PAPERWEIGHT W/ LABEL- VALENTINES

$20.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight

$40.00

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Robert Held Blown Glass Ball Hand Blown unique: Gold Purple Silver

Robert Held Blown Glass Ball Hand Blown unique: Gold Purple Silver

$79.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Frog Iridescent Greenish Signed RHAG Perfect

Robert Held Art Glass Frog Iridescent Greenish Signed RHAG Perfect

$20.00

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