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.

  • Guy Royle

    Necklace

    2017
    18ct yellow gold and hessonite garnet
    L:46cm
    £2,700
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    Aventureine Earrings

    2017
    Aventureine Green and white precious metal
    W:3cm L:7cm
    £130
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    Jasper Earrings

    2017
    Jasper and white precious metal
    W:2.8cm L:6cm
    £130
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    Agate Earrings

    2017
    Agate and white precious metal
    W:3cm L:6.5cm
    £120
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    Lapis Lazuli Earrings

    2017
    Lapis Lazuli and white precious metal
    W:2.6cm L:5cm
    £120
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    Amazonite Earrings

    2017
    Amazonite and white precious metal
    W:2.7cm L:5.5cm
    £120
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    Carnelian Earrings

    2017
    W:2cm L:5.5cm
    £120
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    Amazonite Earrings

    2017
    Amazonite and white precious metal
    W:3.5cm L:5.5cm
    £130
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    Amethyst Earrings

    2017
    Amethyst and precious white metal
    W:3cm L:5.5cm
    £120
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    Green AgateEarrings

    2017
    Green Agate and precious white metal
    W:3.5cm L:5.5cm
    £120
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    Leaf Shaped Earrings

    2017
    18ct yellow gold
    W:2cm L:5cm
    £920
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    Gold Triangular Earrings

    2017
    18ct yellow gold
    W:2cm L:6cm
    £920
  • Guy Royle

    Necklace

    2016
    18ct gold, cut pebbles, amethyst
    L:53cm
    Price on Application
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    Strawberry Quartz Earrings

    2016
    18ct yellow gold, strawberry quartz
    H:5.8cm W:1.5cm
    £1,100
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    Garnet Earrings

    2016
    18ct yellow gold, garnets
    H:5.5cm W:1.2cm
    £800
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    18ct Gold Chain

    2016
    18ct yellow gold
    L:56cm
    £3,200
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    Carnelian Earrings

    2016
    18ct yellow gold, carnelian
    H:6cm W:1.8cm
    £1,100
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    Amethyst Earrings

    2016
    Precious white metal, amethyst
    H:5cm W:2.4cm
    £120
  • Guy Royle

    Carnelian Earrings

    2016
    Precious white metal, carnelian
    H:4.5cm W:3cm
    £120
  • 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 sold)
  • 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)
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    Collection of Bangles

    2016
    Precious white metal
    H:3.3-4.2cm D:6-6.5cm
    £760 (left) £695 (top) £720 (right)
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    Pierced Bangle and Bangle

    2016
    Precious white and precious yellow metal
    H:4-4.5cm D:6-6.5cm
    £760 (left) £995 (right)
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    Disc Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal
    L:44cm
    £920
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    Strawberry Quartz Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal, strawberry quartz
    L:56cm
    £920
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    Labradorite Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal, labradorite
    L:55cm
    £920
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    Amazonite Necklace

    2016
    Precious white metal, amazonite
    L:52cm
    £960
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    Guy Royle in his studio

    2016