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 featured as a special presentation alongside Mark Hearld's exhibition Studio Life, February 2019.
Orange Carnelian earrings View details
Orange Carnelian earrings2019carnelian and 18ct yellow gold£960Lapis Lazuli II Earrings View details
Lapis Lazuli II Earrings2019lapis lazuli and 18ct yellow gold£960Lapis Lazuli I Earrings View details
Lapis Lazuli I Earrings2019lapis lazuli and 18ct yellow gold£1,000Chain II View details
Chain II2019white precious metalL:87cm£370Chain I View details
Chain I2019white precious metalL:125cm£530Labradorite Necklace View details
Labradorite Necklace2019precious white metal and labradoriteL:50cm£1,000Selection of Bangles View details
Selection of Bangles2019precious white and yellow metal£720 - £1000White Precious Metal Chain Necklace View details
White Precious Metal Chain Necklace2018White precious metal (un-hallmarked silver)L:112cm£500Amethyst and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings View details