For McTeigue & McClelland, creativity has revealed itself as an ongoing process of trying new things, learning and evolving. Perhaps more has been learned from its failures than from its success. The process of experimenting, innovating, taking risks, challenging themselves and each other brings out the very best of their individual talents and gifts in a way that could never have been anticipated - but which is evident in their work and their business.
In the early years, McTeigue & McClelland explored the balance between artistic autonomy and collaboration by searching out other sources of inspiration and influence. Working with artist Judy McKie on a signature line of jewelry brought both visibility to the business as well as introspection. In working with Judy on her designs, Tim found himself driven to pursue his own work with greater intention and focus - compelled to develop as an artist by the desire to be his own master. Tim’s experience restoring antique jewelry had taught him a great deal about design, technique and craftsmanship. But Tim is an artist who's interested in experimenting and pushing the envelope. His entirely fresh design approach combined with the influence of old world design and technique are evident in Tim’s breakout creative vision – ‘Flora’. The collection, which is marked by painstaking craftsmanship, is an artistic accomplishment of significant scope, deeply imbued with an expression of beauty, luxury and individuality.