We met as students together at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. We discovered we shared many things, the same birthday and a fascination for jewellery’s deep-rooted spiritual connections to ritual and heritage.
In 1984 we began working together as Wright & Teague. Our joint creative process is driven by intellectual curiosity and critical thinking; it is concept driven work.
Our jewellery, all hand made in London doesn’t just adorn the body, it intrigues the mind. The objective is a seamless connection between head, hand and heart.
Signature themes and techniques continue to be refined and developed, innovations such as inscriptions and textures and abstract figurative pieces declaring our jewellery uniquely ours.
Using symbolism to express concepts such as memory and emotion allegorically and suggestively, a distinct design language is built, a narrative which connects to the wearers’ own life story.
Together with the coherence of our designs, the artistic integrity of the work allows pieces to be discerningly styled in combination as personal collections are built and treasured. Our clients tell us how joyful it is to touch and wear our hand made jewels, soft , flowing, organic.
We love using precious metals; they have been crafted into jewellery for thousands of years and the metal itself has been with us for millions of years since its deposit on earth by meteorites from outer space. The idea of the energy and memory of the material passing from earth to maker to wearer, recycled over and over into many peoples’ different pieces of jewellery is a really exciting notion to us; that we are part of this continuing journey.
At the centre of our every endeavour is ethics. Our supply chain is clean, our gold is Fairtrade certified, our silver and platinum is recycled. All gemstones come with a known provenance. We are ethical from earth to wearer, we have never considered being any other way.
We exhibit our work online or by appointment at our Shoreditch studio. We are not currently available in other shops or galleries but never say never if the right opportunity arose.
We are honoured to be represented in collections such as the V & A Museum, London.
This is jewellery made with love, a true collaboration between artists.
GARY WRIGHT and SHEILA TEAGUE