Rajesh Gogna is the current chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths.
He is a freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and the 4th generation of precious metalworker in his family. Growing up surrounded by creativity and craftsmanship, Rajesh became interested in making one off bespoke concept pieces in silver at the early age of 16. Rajesh chose two of the UK’s most specialist academic institutions that had a significant connection to metalworking when pursuing his studies. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Sheffield Hallam University and his Masters Post Grad degree at the world famous, School of Jewellery in Birmingham in 2000.
The work of Rajesh Gogna, Award Winning designer silversmith focuses on creating unique handmade Contemporary Silver objects. Since Est: 1998, his work has become collectable classics of the future commanding interest from both national and international collectors and Museums. From the table top to the wall, Rajesh has juxtaposed the conventional placement of functional vessels and explored the re-construction of historical identity within a modernistic format. Innovative and challenging ideas are expressed in his distinctive and unique style of work. Timeless, sustainable and everlasting for many generations to come. Rajesh specialises in making one off pieces which have been exhibited at the V&A Museum in London and have been sold by Christie’s and Bonhams to collectors worldwide. You can see Rajesh’s work in permanent collections of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, National Museum of Wales and Cartwright Hall in Bradford and Kamm Teapot Foundation in the USA.
Rajesh works at the forefront of Contemporary Silversmithing and is deeply engaged in academic research to continue the furtherance of innovative thinking in the contexts of silver as art and bespoke design.