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 ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT HEART GOLD IRIDIZED EMBOSSED BIRD SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT HEART GOLD IRIDIZED EMBOSSED BIRD SIGNED

$32.00

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Robert Held RHAG Heart Shaped Irridescent Paper Weight With Pattern  -Canada

Robert Held RHAG Heart Shaped Irridescent Paper Weight With Pattern -Canada

$14.99

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Robert Held Handmade Vase - Amethyst

Robert Held Handmade Vase - Amethyst

$75.00

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RHAG - ROBERT HELD SIGNED ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT HEART Purple Blue

RHAG - ROBERT HELD SIGNED ART GLASS PAPERWEIGHT HEART Purple Blue

$19.99

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ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT VASE  LAVENDER GREEN SWIRL SIGNED

ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT VASE LAVENDER GREEN SWIRL SIGNED

$119.00

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PAPERWEIGHT GLASS STUDIO ROBERT HELD CANADA ART FROG VINTAGE

PAPERWEIGHT GLASS STUDIO ROBERT HELD CANADA ART FROG VINTAGE

$9.99

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Robert Held Silver Wave Large Square Vase Vancouver BC Black  Art Glass studio

Robert Held Silver Wave Large Square Vase Vancouver BC Black Art Glass studio

$59.99

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Paperweight Heart Shaped Art Glass by Robert Held Signed and etched Held

Paperweight Heart Shaped Art Glass by Robert Held Signed and etched Held

$25.00

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CANADIAN ART GLASS ROBERT HELD LABELLED & SIGNED IRIDESCENT VASE RED GREEN GOLD

CANADIAN ART GLASS ROBERT HELD LABELLED & SIGNED IRIDESCENT VASE RED GREEN GOLD

$42.19

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CANADIAN ART GLASS ROBERT HELD LABELLED SIGNED IRIDESCENT VASE AQUA

CANADIAN ART GLASS ROBERT HELD LABELLED SIGNED IRIDESCENT VASE AQUA

$42.19

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HAND BLOWN SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT SWIRLS ART GLASS CABINET VASE

HAND BLOWN SIGNED ROBERT HELD IRIDESCENT SWIRLS ART GLASS CABINET VASE

$59.98

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IRIDESCENT SILVER TRAILINGS PURPLE OVER RED SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE NR

IRIDESCENT SILVER TRAILINGS PURPLE OVER RED SIGNED ROBERT HELD ART GLASS VASE NR

$65.00

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ROBERT HELD Art Glass Studio 2

ROBERT HELD Art Glass Studio 2" PAPERWEIGHT control bubble hand signed

$19.90

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ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT GOLD AMBER RIBBED HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

ROBERT HELD ART GLASS RHAG IRIDESCENT GOLD AMBER RIBBED HEART PAPERWEIGHT SIGNED

$19.55

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ROBERT HELD Signed Art Glass Tumbler Vase FABULOUS PIECE Iridescent Peacock

ROBERT HELD Signed Art Glass Tumbler Vase FABULOUS PIECE Iridescent Peacock

$48.88

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Gorgeous Robert Held Irridescent Blue Star Paperweight Mint

Gorgeous Robert Held Irridescent Blue Star Paperweight Mint

$11.99

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Robert Held Art glass large square vase in lt.gr., wave design, dicontinued, New

Robert Held Art glass large square vase in lt.gr., wave design, dicontinued, New

$94.99

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Robert Held signed art glass 7

Robert Held signed art glass 7" x 2" perfume bottle w/ stopper

$74.99

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Purple irridescent glass heart paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG

Purple irridescent glass heart paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG

$15.00

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Robert Held Art glass New Wave Flat Flask, light green, dicontinued, New signed

Robert Held Art glass New Wave Flat Flask, light green, dicontinued, New signed

$99.99

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Gold and red glass heart paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG

Gold and red glass heart paperweight by Robert Held Art Glass signed RHAG

$15.00

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