Guy RoyleBorn: 1954
Place of Birth: Devon
Guy Royle’s jewellery inhabits a space between the definitions of Art and Craft; mingling influences from both, yet never so far as becoming exclusively one or the other. Brooches are paintings in metal, necklaces are sculptures for the human form, while the tones, shades and textures of raw materials are his palette. This combination of elements brings a timeless and natural quality to his work. What is more, Guy’s jewellery is graceful for its functionality; whatever beauty stems from his work, has derived, and is inseparable from its intent to be worn.
Using the simplest of tools and methods, he works mainly with sheet silver, which is cut, bent, beaten and formed. This metal work compliments his use of natural pebbles and semi-precious stones, which are ground, shaped and drilled into beads.
Since the nineteen-eighties Guy has made a name as a jeweller, however, his varied practice includes printing, painting and weaving. Except for his time at Morley College of Art, Guy is largely self-taught. Perhaps more valuable than any formal education, 25 years as an assistant to the artist Breon O’Casey’s has proved of deeper and more longstanding influence.
Guy Royle was the subject of a solo exhibition in October 2016 and his work features as a special presentation alongside Mark Hearld's exhibition Studio Life, February 2019.
White Precious Metal and Yellow Precious Metal Bangle View details
White Precious Metal and Yellow Precious Metal Bangle2018White precious metal, yellow precious metalD:6.5cm£900White Precious Metal Chain Necklace View details
White Precious Metal Chain Necklace2018White precious metal (un-hallmarked silver)L:112cm£500Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Necklace View details
Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Necklace2018Pink Opal, 18ct yellow goldL:51cmReservedAmethyst and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details
Amethyst and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings2018Amethyst, 18ct yellow goldH:5cm W:2cm£1100Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details
Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings2018Pink Opal, 18ct yellow goldH:4.7cm W:2.5cm£1260Black Agate and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details
Black Agate and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings2018Black Agate, 18ct yellow goldH:5cm W:2.5cm£1260Amethyst and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
Amethyst and White Precious Metal Earrings2018Amethyst, white precious metalH:7cm W:2.3cm£140Quartz Crystal and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
Quartz Crystal and White Precious Metal Earrings2018Quartz crystal, white precious metalH:7.5cm W:2.5cm£140Green Agate and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
Green Agate and White Precious Metal Earrings2018Green Agate, white precious metalH:8cm W:6cm£140Carnelian and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
Carnelian and White Precious Metal Earrings2018Carnelian, white precious metalH:7.5cm W:2cm£130Leaf Shaped Earrings View details
Leaf Shaped Earrings201718ct yellow goldW:2cm L:5cm£920Lapis Lazuli Earrings View details
Lapis Lazuli Earrings2017Lapis Lazuli and white precious metalW:2.6cm L:5cm£120Amethyst Earrings View details
Amethyst Earrings2017Amethyst and precious white metalW:3cm L:5.5cmReservedNecklace View details
Necklace201618ct gold, cut pebbles, amethystL:53cmPrice on ApplicationSold
Collection of Brooches2016White and Yellow precious metalH:2.4-4.2cm W:5.5-6.5cm£695 (left), £660 (top), (right and bottom left sold)
Collection of Brooches2016White and Yellow precious metalH:2.7-4.6cm W:4.6-6.5cm£695 each (lower sold)Collection of Bangles View details
Collection of Bangles2016Precious white metalH:3.3-4.2cm D:6-6.5cm£760 (left) £695 (top) (right sold)Disc Necklace View details
Disc Necklace2016Precious white metalL:44cm£920Labradorite Necklace View details
Labradorite Necklace2016Precious white metal, labradoriteL:55cm£920Amazonite Necklace View details