Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest and resident of Seattle, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the American studio glass movement.
Royal began working as a hot glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School. He worked way through the ranks to find himself as one of Dale Chihuly’s main assistants, which consequently led to Royal’s emergence in the fine art glass world in the early 1980’s. Royal has since been exhibiting his work internationally in solo and group exhibitions for over 30 years.
Royal’s work is included in renowned public and private collections worldwide. He continues to teach as both a guest artist and teacher at various universities and at Pilchuck Glass School.