Robert Held Art Glass
Art glass lessons are available to those who wish to learn the craft and perhaps become glass artists themselves! Our classes delve into glass blowing and fusing. Each class is tailored specifically to help students learn the basics of crafting with glass. In these sessions, you will work one on one with the glass instructor and there is no rush for time – each lesson lasts as long as it takes for you to create your desired piece. We want to share the art of glass blowing with you and help you create the best piece you possibly can!
Meet Robert Held
Born in Santa Ana, California, Robert Held aspired to be an artist from an early age. His father, a sculptor, only lived six years of his son’s life, but passed on the talent and appreciation of art that gave Robert the beginnings of a quest to create beauty in form and color.In High School his paintings won him the “Ebell Award” for promising students. He studied painting at Whittier College until ceramics artist F. Carleton Ball crossed his path. To explore this new medium, Robert changed colleges, supporting himself through this time as the Art Director of the Los Angeles County Fair.
Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, Robert was awarded the graduate assistantship. At this time, he won the prestigious “Glen Lukins Award” for new work in ceramics.