Royce 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 decoration and interesting surface treatments have always been a feature of Royce’s work. He has won many awards and his work is held in numerous public and private collections. McGlashen has been a potter for more than 50 years. As a 16-year-old Richmond lad, Royce began his 10,000-hour apprenticeship in "domestic handcraft pottery" at Waimea Craft Pottery. The training covered "all the art and skill of throwing clay and the use of potters wheel, jigs and jollies" amongst practicalities such as selection and treatment of clay, and "loading and firing of pottery kilns". The modern Royce McGlashen Pottery range includes about 50 ceramic designs - mainly tableware - bowls and platters inspired by shells, leaves, pods.