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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Guy Royle in his studio View details
    Guy Royle in his studio
    Guy Royle

    Guy Royle in his studio

    2016

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