Richard Royal Workshop
Acclaimed glass artist Richard Royal will lead participants in this week-long workshop. The workshop will be an exploration and the realization of individual ideas. Royal will push student skill levels in the manipulation of hot glass. Likewise, each student's ability will be expanded in what is to be expressed through the work.
Participants will discuss their work in a way that connects viewers to their artwork as well as to themselves as artists. Also, the workshop will start with daily demonstrations involving class participation. The class will explore several different approaches to hot glass including off-hand techniques, mold blowing, solid work, and color application. Then participants will experiment with various techniques to develop their work and ideas.
We encourage teamwork and collaboration. Come ready to work hard, have fun. You will leave with plenty of enthusiasm and inspiration to keep those creative juices flowing!
Date: June 4 through June 11, 2019
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $1,000
Registration Closing: May 28
Instructor: Richard Royal
Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the studio glass movement.
Royal began working as a glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School, located north of Seattle. After spending some years as a ceramist, the birth of a new artistic movement appealed to the young artist. Royal worked his way through the ranks to find himself as one of Dale Chihuly’s main gaffers. This relationship lasted for many years and consequently led to Royal’s emergence in the art market in the 1980s. Royal has since been an independent artist exhibiting work internationally in both solo and group exhibitions.
Royal’s work is found in such noteworthy museum collections as The Mint Museum of Art + Design, The High Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Tampa Museum of Art, and the Daiichi Museum (Japan). Royal was one of the first Artists-in-Residences at the Waterford Crystal Factory. He continues to teach as both a guest artist and faculty member at various universities and the Pilchuck Glass School. His artwork is also included in the SAFECO Collection, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, and the Westinghouse Corporation.
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