Guy Royle

Born: 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 featured as a special presentation alongside Mark Hearld's exhibition Studio Life, February 2019.

  • Yellow & Red Gold Triangle Earrings View details
    Yellow & Red Gold Triangle Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Yellow & Red Gold Triangle Earrings

    2019
    18ct yellow and red gold
    H:4.5cm W:2cm
    Reserved
  • Yellow & Red Gold Teardrop Earrings View details
    Yellow & Red Gold Teardrop Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Yellow & Red Gold Teardrop Earrings

    2019
    18ct yellow and red gold
    H:5.5cm W:1.5cm
    Reserved
  • Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Necklace View details
    Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Necklace
    Guy Royle

    Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Necklace

    2018
    Pink Opal, 18ct yellow gold
    L:51cm
    Sold
  • Brooches with Birds and Stars View details
    Brooches with Birds and Stars
    Guy Royle

    Brooches with Birds and Stars

    2019
    precious white metal and precious yellow metal
    H:4-4.5cm W:5.5cm
    £720 - £800
  • Rectangular Brooches View details
    Rectangular Brooches
    Guy Royle

    Rectangular Brooches

    2019
    precious white metal and precious yellow metal
    H:3.5-4cm W:5-5.5cm
    £720 - £800
  • Smoky Quartz II earrings View details
    Smoky Quartz II earrings
    Guy Royle

    Smoky Quartz II earrings

    2019
    smoky quartz and precious white metal
    £140
  • Quartz Crystal earrings View details
    Quartz Crystal earrings
    Guy Royle

    Quartz Crystal earrings

    2019
    quartz crystal and precious white metal
    £140
  • Jade Nephrite earrings View details
    Jade Nephrite earrings
    Guy Royle

    Jade Nephrite earrings

    2019
    nephrite and precious white metal
    £140
  • Smoky Quartz I earrings View details
    Smoky Quartz I earrings
    Guy Royle

    Smoky Quartz I earrings

    2019
    smoky quartz and precious white metal
    £140

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