Royce McGlashen is well known as one of New Zealand's leading potters.
He qualified as a Master Potter in 1971. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva) and in 1989 received an M.B.E. for his services to pottery in New Zealand.
At his studio in Brightwater, near Nelson, he produces a wide range of tableware, ceramic art pieces and paintings. Hand decorating and interesting surface treatments have always been a feature of Royce's work.