Welcome to Art Objects by Contemporary Silversmith
(MA, Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company London)
Member of Contemporary British Silversmith Association.
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 such as-
Exhibitions-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 CV page above for full listing of exhibitions)
Current & Future Exhibitions 2016- 2017
V&A, London. March 2016-July 2017 Exhibition Title: 'From Idea to Object', 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.
Made in the Middle 2016: Celebrating 30 years of Craftspace Launches at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, 3rd December 2016 and then will tour for approximately eighteen months. The first East Midlands venue in the tour will be the National Centre for Craft and Design in May 2017 Contemporary craft from across the Midlands: A partnership between Craftspace and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
'A Winters Tale' at Contemporary Applied Arts, London -November 2016
'Revlis' Unzipped at the CAA, London
"Merry Christmas with a Sterling Silver Sparkle"
Handmade silver tree decorations available to order. £85 + PP