Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Design
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 2078675
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.
Design and New Product Development
Challenging Material Perception and Material Value
Function and context of traditional Silver objects
Research for Design
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
BA Hons Design Crafts & MA Design
Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company, Feb 2013, By redemption HEA Fellow 2014
Contemporary British Silversmiths, 2005 - ongoing (Committee member for Skills training in Higher Education)
Contemporary Applied Arts, London 2004
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