Subjects & Techniques with Richard Royal

three glass sculptures of different styles by Richard Royal.

Advance Your Glass Skills to the Next Level!

In this week-long workshop lead by glass artist Richard Royal, participants will explore individual ideas and the realization of those ideas. Skill levels will be pushed, not only by the manipulation of hot glass, but also with what is trying to be expressed through the work.

Participants will be expected to talk about their work in a way that connects viewers to their artwork as well as to themselves as artists. The workshop will start with daily demonstrations involving class participation,  exploring several different approaches to hot glass including off-hand techniques, mold blowing, solid work, and color application. Afterward, bench time will be assigned for participants to experiment with the techniques and to develop their work and ideas.

Teamwork and collaboration will be encouraged. Come ready to work hard, have fun, and leave with plenty of enthusiasm and inspiration to keep those creative juices flowing!

Subjects & Techniques Workshop
Date: June 4 through June 11, 2019
Class Limit: 12
Class Fee: $1,000
Registration Closing: May 28
Instructor: Richard Royal (bio below)

To register for this workshop, Click Here.
“Variegated Fractal Tower” Geo15-05, by Richard Royal. 53 x 17 x 11 inches blown and sandblasted glass with metal stand

For more information about this workshop, please contact Pam Weichmann at
856.825.6800 ext. 106 or pweichmann@wheatonarts.org

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 a number of 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 a number of 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 and 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.

To learn more about Royal and to view his work, Click Here. 

Photo of glass artist Richard Royal creating a glass sculpture.