Wright & Teague is the collective work of artist jewellers, Gary Wright and Sheila Teague, created and exhibited at their Mayfair gallery in the Burlington Arcade.
They are inspired, aesthetically and intellectually by the premier role enjoyed by jewellery in all societies, tribal, modern and ancient; its deep rooted spiritual connection to ritual and heritage.
Considered styling enables the evolving collection of figurative, sculptural and textural forms to be juxtaposed; a coherence of design that enables personal archives to be built and treasured. The inscriptions, engraved in the most elegant typography including their own handwriting are not chosen as literal or prosaic but allegorical and suggestive, to resonate with the dreams of the wearer. Gems, precious, tribal, or vintage, each with their own symbolism add colour to strong silhouettes, highlighting the inherent beauty of gold, silver and platinum.
There is a development of a narrative, a distinct design sensibility, a flow of consciousness that continually refines, reconfigures, revisits cultural references to create jewellery that is eloquent and consequential. The seriousness of this endeavour is balanced with an assured fashion forward momentum to make iconic jewellery that is always relevant and contemporary. The circle of art, craft and fashion binds the cerebral with the artisanal.
Through precious metals, the relationship between form, volume, surface, movement, silhouette, the body, is questioned and explored. The significance of these relationships is examined through experimental and traditional craftsmanship. This imbues each design with its unique and distinctive personality.
Collaborations include work with Oxfam, Swarovski, V&A, British Museum, and numerous commissions for film and television.
Gary Wright and Sheila Teague studied and met at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Wright & Teague was formed in 1984.
Wright & Teague jewellery is all handmade in the on site Burlington Arcade workshop. A deep understanding and love of materials and craftsmanship is exploited and developed to create exciting jewellery of the highest standard. Every piece of jewellery is designed by Gary and Sheila.
Clients trust the continuing narrative and integrity of the work to reflect and commemorate the highlights of their life. The coherence of the designs enables personal archives and collections to be built and treasured.
Complementary to the innovative design and outstanding craftsmanship of Wright & Teague is the premier level of service, evident in long term client relationships built on mutual respect. Knowledgable and approachable staff ensure that you choice, whether a fun gift, a glamourous gem set piece or one off design styled with exotic beads from our vintage and tribal collection will reflect your unique personality and give meaning to the occasion.
In store, online or by telephone your jewellery will be beautifully gift wrapped and can be shipped worldwide.
This team endeavour reflects the artistic integrity and sensibility of Gary Wright and Sheila Teague.