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 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 Bangle
    Guy Royle

    White Precious Metal and Yellow Precious Metal Bangle

    2018
    White precious metal, yellow precious metal
    D:6.5cm
    £900
  • White Precious Metal Chain Necklace View details
    White Precious Metal Chain Necklace
    Guy Royle

    White Precious Metal Chain Necklace

    2018
    White precious metal (un-hallmarked silver)
    L:112cm
    £500
  • 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
    Reserved
  • Amethyst and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details
    Amethyst and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Amethyst and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings

    2018
    Amethyst, 18ct yellow gold
    H:5cm W:2cm
    £1100
  • Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details
    Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Pink Opal and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings

    2018
    Pink Opal, 18ct yellow gold
    H:4.7cm W:2.5cm
    £1260
  • Black Agate and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details
    Black Agate and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Black Agate and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings

    2018
    Black Agate, 18ct yellow gold
    H:5cm W:2.5cm
    £1260
  • Amethyst and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
    Amethyst and White Precious Metal Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Amethyst and White Precious Metal Earrings

    2018
    Amethyst, white precious metal
    H:7cm W:2.3cm
    £140
  • Quartz Crystal and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
    Quartz Crystal and White Precious Metal Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Quartz Crystal and White Precious Metal Earrings

    2018
    Quartz crystal, white precious metal
    H:7.5cm W:2.5cm
    £140
  • Green Agate and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
    Green Agate and White Precious Metal Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Green Agate and White Precious Metal Earrings

    2018
    Green Agate, white precious metal
    H:8cm W:6cm
    £140
  • Carnelian and White Precious Metal Earrings View details
    Carnelian and White Precious Metal Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Carnelian and White Precious Metal Earrings

    2018
    Carnelian, white precious metal
    H:7.5cm W:2cm
    £130
  • Leaf Shaped Earrings View details
    Leaf Shaped Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Leaf Shaped Earrings

    2017
    18ct yellow gold
    W:2cm L:5cm
    £920
  • Lapis Lazuli Earrings View details
    Lapis Lazuli Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Lapis Lazuli Earrings

    2017
    Lapis Lazuli and white precious metal
    W:2.6cm L:5cm
    £120
  • Amethyst Earrings View details
    Amethyst Earrings
    Guy Royle

    Amethyst Earrings

    2017
    Amethyst and precious white metal
    W:3cm L:5.5cm
    Reserved
  • Necklace View details
    Necklace
    Guy Royle

    Necklace

    2016
    18ct gold, cut pebbles, amethyst
    L:53cm
    Price on Application
    Sold
  • Collection of Brooches View details
    Collection of Brooches
    Guy Royle

    Collection of Brooches

    2016
    White and Yellow precious metal
    H:2.4-4.2cm W:5.5-6.5cm
    £695 (left), £660 (top), (right and bottom left sold)
  • Collection of Brooches View details
    Collection of Brooches
    Guy Royle

    Collection of Brooches

    2016
    White and Yellow precious metal
    H:2.7-4.6cm W:4.6-6.5cm
    £695 each (lower sold)
  • Collection of Bangles View details
    Collection of Bangles
    Guy Royle

    Collection of Bangles

    2016
    Precious white metal
    H:3.3-4.2cm D:6-6.5cm
    £760 (left) £695 (top) (right sold)
  • Disc Necklace View details
    Disc Necklace
    Guy Royle

    Disc Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal
    L:44cm
    £920
  • Labradorite Necklace View details
    Labradorite Necklace
    Guy Royle

    Labradorite Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal, labradorite
    L:55cm
    £920
  • Amazonite Necklace View details
    Amazonite Necklace
    Guy Royle

    Amazonite Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal, amazonite
    L:52cm
    £960
  • Hollow Bead Necklace View details
    Hollow Bead Necklace
    Guy Royle

    Hollow Bead Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal
    L:86cm
    £1,800
  • Guy Royle in his studio View details
    Guy Royle in his studio
    Guy Royle

    Guy Royle in his studio

    2016