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1 year ago

"26th Annual Celebrate Art" at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery (Seattle) opening in December. Please stop in and view the show over the holiday season!

1 year ago

Some new work for the winter.

2018 Geometric, 28" x 20" x 12"

2 years ago

New work at Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle. "Vibrant," 2018 Apropos Series, 23" x 11" x 5".

2 years ago

New Geometric work:

Museum of Glass Residency

In October Richard had a residency at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, to make new work. While there, artist Walter Lieberman created these wonderful chalk drawings of Richard’s work to show people what was in process, including the “Apropos Series” and the “Optic Lens” series.

Drawing of “Apropos Series” by Walter Lieberman, Museum of Glass, Tacoma
Drawing of “Optic Lens” by Walter Lieberman, Museum of Glass.

Richard Royal Inaugural Demo at the Basch Center, Sarasota

Richard Royal will give the inaugural glass blowing demonstration at the new Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center at the Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, Florida.

Opening ceremony events will take place on Friday, March 10, 5:30- 7:30 with a Ribbon Cutting at 5:45.

Visit this link for more information about this exciting venture.

“Painted Sacred Scroll,” Geometric Series, 2016, sculpted and carved glass, 20″ x 20″ x 17″.

Mathematics and Nature

"Solid Nautical Spiral," 2014, Solid glass, 18 x 195. x 17.5 inches
“Solid Nautical Spiral,” 2014, Solid glass, 18 x 195. x 17.5 inches

If you caught Nova recently, you might have seen this interesting program called, “Describing Nature with Math.”  As Albert Einstein stated, “How is it possible that mathematics, a product of human thought that is independent of experience, fits so excellently the objects of reality?”

My newest work over the past few years investigates how objects in nature replicate themselves and build on geometric forms.

To visit the Nova website and learn more about “Describing Nature with Math,” please visit this link.


Art Ltd. Magazine Review by James Yood

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Few sculptors who work in glass have more impeccable credentials than Richard Royal; he’s worked on and off with Dale Chihuly for more than 30 years, was an early, active (and now an ongoing) participant in the Pilchuck art colony, and has had a long and distinguished exhibition record. And he’s stayed fresh throughout; there’s something about glassblowing that often lead artists to repeating signature moves, the process is so physical and potentially dangerous that how one handles and articulates molten glass can become habitual. Royal’s manner of avoiding that has been to work in series, often quite visually independent of one another, and introducing new series as time passes. This exhibition, titled “Gatherings,” featured work from two of his most recent, the Geometric and Optical Lens series.

Please find full review here.

New Exhibitions & Catalog

“Violet Chicago Orb,” 2014, Blown glass, 19 x 20 x 20 inches

Chicago: Ken Saunders Gallery


Link to the online catalog.

Hardcover catalogs can be purchased through Ken Saunders Gallery.


"Solid Nautical Spiral," 2014, Solid glass, 18 x 19.5 x 17.5 inches
“Solid Nautical Spiral,” 2014, Solid glass, 18 x 19.5 x 17.5 inches

Detroit: Habatat Galleries

“42nd Annual International Glass Invitational”

Works also on view through Habatat Galleries at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.


Geometrics Go Vertical

Richard Royal, "Aqua Tower Blush," 2014 Geometric Series, 50 x 17 x 11 inches
Richard Royal, “Aqua Tower Blush,” 2014 Geometric Series, 50 x 17 x 11 inches

The newest Geometric Series has gone vertical.

To add another dimension, Rich is changing the orientation of this new sought after work, so they will have a tower-like appearance.

Keep an eye on the studio as this work develops. We will post more pictures soon!