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 - LARGE PAPER WEIGHT

ROBERT HELD - LARGE PAPER WEIGHT

$15.46

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ROBERT HELD 9

ROBERT HELD 9" IRIDESCENT ART GLASS VASE EXCELLENT!

$95.00

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Robert Held of Canada Handmade Art Glass Vase

Robert Held of Canada Handmade Art Glass Vase

$45.00

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Iridescent Conk Shell Paperweight Signed Robert Held Art Glass (RHAG)

Iridescent Conk Shell Paperweight Signed Robert Held Art Glass (RHAG)

$19.95

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Robert Held Glass Paper Weight

Robert Held Glass Paper Weight

$27.06

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Robert Held Paperweight Large 4

Robert Held Paperweight Large 4" Latticino Burgundy / Pink Signed Label Canada

$77.35

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Robert Held Signed Art Glass Heart Paperweight, Swirl Design

Robert Held Signed Art Glass Heart Paperweight, Swirl Design

$14.99

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Beautiful  Robert Held Studio Art 13

Beautiful Robert Held Studio Art 13" Iridescent Multi-Color specks Signed Vase

$59.99

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ROBERT HELD Skookum Art Glass VASE Art Nouveau TRUMPET VASE White Tulips

ROBERT HELD Skookum Art Glass VASE Art Nouveau TRUMPET VASE White Tulips

$199.95

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase signed on bottom

Robert Held Art Glass Vase signed on bottom

$74.99

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NEW Hand Made Robert Held Art Glass Signed Heart Paperweight w/Original Sticker

NEW Hand Made Robert Held Art Glass Signed Heart Paperweight w/Original Sticker

$28.99

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Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

Robert Held Signed Blue Iridescent Art Glass Vase

$85.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT VASE 6

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS IRIDESCENT VASE 6" SIGNED

$165.00

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Robert Held  Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold  Paperweight /Signed

Robert Held Art Glass(RHAG) Iridescent Blue/Purple/Gold Paperweight /Signed

$22.00

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT GLASS SHELL SHAPE PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED RHAG-LOTS OF COLORS

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT GLASS SHELL SHAPE PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED RHAG-LOTS OF COLORS

$19.75

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Robert Held Art Glass Decorative Gold Heart  Signed

Robert Held Art Glass Decorative Gold Heart Signed

$28.95

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ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILYPAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

ROBERT HELD GIVERNY IRIDESCENT LILYPAD VASE - LARGE SIZE

$450.00

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Opalescent Green Glass Frog Figurine by Robert Held Art Glass RHAG

Opalescent Green Glass Frog Figurine by Robert Held Art Glass RHAG

$38.00

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Frog Signed Mint

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass Frog Signed Mint

$24.99

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Mind Blowing IRIDESCENT Art Glass VASE Unsigned ROBERT HELD Stunning COLOR Waves

Mind Blowing IRIDESCENT Art Glass VASE Unsigned ROBERT HELD Stunning COLOR Waves

$165.00

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SIGNED Robert Held Iridescent Cobalt Blue Art Glass Vase

SIGNED Robert Held Iridescent Cobalt Blue Art Glass Vase

$65.00

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