Mr Rajesh Gogna

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 2078675




Personal profile

Rajesh has significant and progressive experience forged by establishing a career as a contemporary craft practitioner and educator within the field of Contemporary Silversmithing and Jewellery commanding interest from a worldwide audience since 1998.

Rajesh is a freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company and gained freedom of the City of London in 2013 and 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. Exhibitions include- 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.

Research group affiliations

Design and New Product Development  

Research interests/expertise

Challenging Material Perception and Material Value

Function and context of traditional Silver objects

Identity Theory

Areas of teaching

Design Thinking

Research for Design

Professional Practice

New Product Development


PGCHPE in Higher and Professional Education, 2009 Staffordshire University

MA 3D Design Jewellery, Silversmithing and Allied Materials, 1999-2000 University of Central England, School of Jewellery

BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing, 1994-1998 Sheffield Hallam University

Courses taught

BA Hons Design Crafts & MA Design

Honours and awards

Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company, Feb 2013, By redemption HEA Fellow 2014

Membership of external committees

Contemporary British Silversmiths, 2005 - ongoing (Committee member for Skills training in Higher Education)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Contemporary Applied Arts, London 2004