Robert Held's unique designs are created using techniques developed over 2000 years ago however, his collections range from classic to contemporary. Some works are inspired by the paintings of famous artists such as Monet and Klimt, while others take inspiration from photographers and even interior designers.
Each piece begins as molten glass gathered onto the end of a, "Blow-pipe". Coloured glass containing minerals such as copper, cobalt or gold is added to create the final decoration. The glass is then both mouth-blown and hand-formed into its final shape. After being gradually annealed, (Cooled), the glass is ground, polished and signed.
Robert's glass work has also been chosen for many prestigious awards and collections. His goblets were selected to grace the table of the Governor General's "Perfect Setting" and his newest commissioned piece: a glass bowl encasing 23rd karat gold maple leaves and sparkling dichroic glass now sits in Her Majesty's Royal Collection.
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