Welcome to Art Objects by Contemporary Silversmith

                                Rajesh Gogna                           

(MA, Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company London)

Member of The Association Contemporary British Silversmiths.

   

About- Rajesh is the fourth generation of Goldsmith/ Silversmith in his family who creates One- Off pieces of functional and sculptural collectable art objects. He is a descendant of the Rajput cast who are Goldsmiths to the Royal family's in Rajastan, India since late 1800's.

Rajesh is a freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company and gained freedom of the City of London in 2013. From his studio in rural Staffordshire, he uses traditional handcrafted techniques to produce all of his work with the addition of his unique concepts to contemporise the ancient craft of Silversmithing.

Collections- Rajesh has his work in the permanent collections of  the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Cartwright Hall in Bradford.

Rajesh has established an impressive portfolio commanding interest both nationally and internationally through his unique approach to design. He has created Silverware for the Government of India in 2005 inspired by historical artifacts. One of his collections is underpinned by the research and exploration of traditional tea drinking. A selection of vessels capture vintage aesthetics celebrating the ritual of formal dining through the expression of conventional forms and functionality.

Education & Awards- On graduation from Sheffield Hallam University in 1998, Rajesh won the Goldsmiths' Company Silversmithing Award and was one of a few U.K students to participate in the 12th Silver Triennial in Germany. Followed by graduating in 2000 from an MA at The School of Jewellery, he won the Association of British Designer Silversmiths Award and also featured in numerous Exhibitions and publications.

Exhibitions- BR gallery in Yunnan, China, Christies London, Koldinghus Museum, Denmark, 13th Silver Triennial in Germany and Beyond Materials in Bangkok, Side by Side- Edge to Edge in Finland and Design Festival at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. (Click Exhibitions tab above for full listing of exhibitions)

Upcoming & Recent Exhibitions 

16 Nov 2019- 5th January 2020- 'Living Silver' Exhibition at Augustus Brandt, Newlands House, Petworth, West Sussex Gu28 0DX

 

Oct 2019- Making Connections: 'Notions of Beauty'- BR Gallery, Yunnan, China

May- Nov 2019- Renewal- European Silversmithing Exhibition & Symposium-Hammerclub - V&A Design Museum in Dundee, Dock Street Studios, Dundee

The Goldsmiths' Centre, London www.goldsmiths-centre.org/whats-on

Elements: A Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh 

March- Nov 2018- Nexus-"Meeting at the Edge"  Touring Exhibition -Kirkcaldy, Scotland / Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales November 2018 https://www.fcac.co.uk/event/nexus-meetings-edge/

This exhibition looks at some of the ways in which 21st-century artists and makers are changing preconceptions about their art forms.

Nexus celebrates the unexpected. None of the work in this exhibition may be quite what it seems…

Curated by Dr Elizabeth Goring for Fife Contemporary in collaboration with Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales, it features 20 artists from around Britain and Ireland.

Ruthin Craft Centre (29 September – 18 November 2018; Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire LL15 1BB)

Kirkcaldy Galleries (31 March 2018 – 10 June 2018; War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1YG)

March 2016-July 2017- Exhibition Title: 'From Idea to Object', V&A, London. part of Silver Speaks -  This display highlights the work of Contemporary British Silversmiths. It includes some of the best silversmiths practising in Britain today. Contemporary British Silversmiths is the re-branded title for the Association of British Designer Silversmiths, an organisation formed in 1996 which is committed to maintaining and developing the traditional silversmithing craft within the context of contemporary design. This display will concentrate on table silver and will be shown in the Silver Galleries where the National Collection of English Silver is exhibited. Every object included has been made specifically for this exhibition.


"Creating collectable timeless classic's of the future"
To Commission a new piece or start Collecting work made by Rajesh, email: rajeshgognasilver@hotmail.co.uk