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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Stunning Robert Held Art Glass Vase Canada NR

Stunning Robert Held Art Glass Vase Canada NR

$34.99

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Beautiful RHAG Signed Art Glass     Robert Held Art Glass Vase

Beautiful RHAG Signed Art Glass Robert Held Art Glass Vase

$42.99

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Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass 3 Corner Triangle Vase Signed RHAG

Robert Held Iridescent Art Glass 3 Corner Triangle Vase Signed RHAG

$26.49

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CANADA TALL IRIDESCENT VASE 10 1/2

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS CANADA TALL IRIDESCENT VASE 10 1/2"

$49.99

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INTENSELY Iridescent COLOR CHANGING Glass ROBERT HELD Paperweight SIGNED

INTENSELY Iridescent COLOR CHANGING Glass ROBERT HELD Paperweight SIGNED

$399.00

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Signed Robert Held Pulled Feather Oil Spot Vase

Signed Robert Held Pulled Feather Oil Spot Vase

$55.00

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SIGNED Robert Held Ginessa Vase - Waterford

SIGNED Robert Held Ginessa Vase - Waterford

$100.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Green Turtle Paperweight Figurine Signed RHAG

Robert Held Art Glass Iridescent Green Turtle Paperweight Figurine Signed RHAG

$19.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Signed Three Sided Purple Iridescent Vase

Robert Held Art Glass Signed Three Sided Purple Iridescent Vase

$29.00

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

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

$15.00

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS BOWL - GREAT IRIDESCENT DESIGN

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS BOWL - GREAT IRIDESCENT DESIGN

$150.00

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ROBERT HELD ART PAPERWEIGHT

ROBERT HELD ART PAPERWEIGHT

$9.99

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Robert Held Art Glass  Paperweight Lot of 3

Robert Held Art Glass Paperweight Lot of 3

$30.00

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Robert Held Hand Made Art Glass Signed Three Corner Purple Vase

Robert Held Hand Made Art Glass Signed Three Corner Purple Vase

$44.99

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Robert Held Art Glass

Robert Held Art Glass

$14.99

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3pc Blown Glass Robert Held ornaments: Fire and Light/PURPLE /dichronic gold

3pc Blown Glass Robert Held ornaments: Fire and Light/PURPLE /dichronic gold

$99.00

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DOUBLE SIGNED vtg robert held studio art glass green swirl heart paperweight

DOUBLE SIGNED vtg robert held studio art glass green swirl heart paperweight

$85.00

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Signed Robert Held Art Glass Vase Bottle Modern Decorative Art Irridescent Green

Signed Robert Held Art Glass Vase Bottle Modern Decorative Art Irridescent Green

$39.99

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Robert Held Art Glass Vase Bottle Modern Decorative art Irridescent color

Robert Held Art Glass Vase Bottle Modern Decorative art Irridescent color

$29.99

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Elegant Robert Held (RHAG) Fuschia & Dichroic Gold Fuming Glass Paperweight -

Elegant Robert Held (RHAG) Fuschia & Dichroic Gold Fuming Glass Paperweight -

$53.88

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ROBERT HELD CRANBERRY VASE WITH AQUA SWIRL SIGNED AND DATED

ROBERT HELD CRANBERRY VASE WITH AQUA SWIRL SIGNED AND DATED

$49.99

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