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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STUNNNG LARGE ROBERT HELD PEACOCK PULLED FEATHER ART GLASS CENTERPIECE BOWL VASE

STUNNNG LARGE ROBERT HELD PEACOCK PULLED FEATHER ART GLASS CENTERPIECE BOWL VASE

$108.06

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Vintage Robert Held Canada Iridescent Signed & Label Art Glass Paperweight

Vintage Robert Held Canada Iridescent Signed & Label Art Glass Paperweight

$9.99

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Early SIGNED ROBERT HELD Blown Art Glass Paperweight Iridescent Cobalt Blue RHAG

Early SIGNED ROBERT HELD Blown Art Glass Paperweight Iridescent Cobalt Blue RHAG

$19.99

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Robert Held - Art Glass Heart Gold Fleck Swirl Paperweight -  Signed

Robert Held - Art Glass Heart Gold Fleck Swirl Paperweight - Signed

$39.95

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Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Heart Paperweight GOLD Gilt Flake & Clear Glass

Robert Held Art Glass RHAG Heart Paperweight GOLD Gilt Flake & Clear Glass

$35.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase Iridescent Amethyst Teal Pulled Feather 8.5” Nouveau

Robert Held Art Glass Vase Iridescent Amethyst Teal Pulled Feather 8.5” Nouveau

$95.00

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Vintage Robert Held Art Glass Pink Clematis Flower Red Decorated Vase Pot 7 3/4

Vintage Robert Held Art Glass Pink Clematis Flower Red Decorated Vase Pot 7 3/4"

$9.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight

Robert Held Art Glass Heart Shaped Paperweight

$20.00

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Robert Held RHAG Iridescent Studio Glass Heart Paperweight Signed Stripes

Robert Held RHAG Iridescent Studio Glass Heart Paperweight Signed Stripes

$45.00

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Robert Held Art Glass Sparkling Iridescent Heart Paperweight Red & Gold

Robert Held Art Glass Sparkling Iridescent Heart Paperweight Red & Gold

$19.50

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Iridescent Confetti RHAG

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Heart Paperweight Iridescent Confetti RHAG

$22.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT PURPLE WITH CONTROLLED BUBBLES 3

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT PURPLE WITH CONTROLLED BUBBLES 3" SIGNED

$45.00

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Robert Held Canada Art Glass Vase Iridescent Amethyst Red Signed Drip Overlay

Robert Held Canada Art Glass Vase Iridescent Amethyst Red Signed Drip Overlay

$18.49

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Robert Held vase iridescent mottled purple color leaf and vine pattern 3-7/8

Robert Held vase iridescent mottled purple color leaf and vine pattern 3-7/8" 

$25.00

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2 Robert Held Signed Art Glass Paperweights ~ White Clear Gold

2 Robert Held Signed Art Glass Paperweights ~ White Clear Gold

$48.00

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