Malcolm Appleby

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Aultbeag Grandtully By Aberfeldy Perthshire Scotland

Biography:

I am known primarily as an engraver. I discovered gun engraving at art school and have applied these skills to jewellery and metal forms. Designs may be expressionist or abstract, figurative or decorative and draw from a wealth of inspiration - the natural world, myths and elemental ideas, and personal experience. My main preoccupation is with combining surface quality and form. In using techniques such as engraving, mixing metals, texturing and hammering, the decorative process becomes complementary to the final form. Materials used are gold, silver and platinum; iron and steel; and gem stones, in particular those with 'character'.

Specialist Techniques:

Engraving, hand-cut dies for medals, hammer and chisel carving into metal, chasing, gold inlay into steel, firing gold and other metals over steel and iron, modelling for casting, designing for hand-raising, chain making.

Awards:

1969 Littledale Scholar, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths 1997 Crafts Bursary, Inches Carr Trust 2000 Honoury D Litt., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 2006 Craftsmanship and Design Awards: Gold Award (Senior Engravers) and Silver Award (Modelling) for Silver 'Victory' Medal. Commended (Senior Engravers) for Silver Candlestick.

Education:

Beckenham School of Art Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, London Central School of Arts and Crafts, London Sir John Cass School of Art, London Royal College of Art, London

Public Collections:

England: Birmingham City Art Gallery The Victoria & Albert Museum, London The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London The Royal Armouries The Contemporary Art Society, London The British Museum, London Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge East Midland Arts Scotland: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Perth Art Gallery & Museum The Royal Museum, Edinburgh The Huntarian Art Gallery, Glasgow University Finland: The National Maritime Museum of Finland Aland Maritime Museum, Finland Australia Adelaide Maritime Museum, Australia

Exhibitions:

2001 Gifted: Five Years of the Inches Carr Scottish Crafts Awards, The Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland The Millennium Collection of Silver for Bute House, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland 2000 Treasures of the 20th Century, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England Collection 2000, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Silver 2000, Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England Contemporary British Silver, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 1998 Malcolm Appleby, Designer & Engraver, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland Jewellery Moves, The Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland Scottish Gold, Italian Gold, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Hot Metal, Grace Barrand Centre, Reigate, Surrey, England 50th Year Jewellery Exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, England 1997 Scottish Contemporary Crafts, The Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland Silver from Scotland, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland Silver from Scotland, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Silver from Scotland, The Crafts Council, London, England 1996 Prints and Related Silverwork, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, Scotland Connoisseur's Choice, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 10 Years Crafts, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Shining Through, The Crafts Council, London, England Out of This World, The Crafts Council, London & touring, England 1994 Sporting Guns, Sotheby's, London, England Chain Reaction, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 1993 Platinum Jewellery Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; touring to Tokyo & Japan Contemporary Metal from Scotland & Ireland, Crafts Council of Ireland, HQ Gallery, Dublin, Ireland Contemporary Metalwork, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland 20th Century Silver, The Crafts Council, London, England 1992 British Goldsmiths of Today, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England 1991 The 20th Century Show, Electrum Gallery, London, England 1998 The Metal Vessel, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Decorative Arts Award Exhibition, Sotheby's, London, England & Japan Contemporary British Crafts, The British Council, Japan Heavy Metal, A Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, London and touring England 1984 Sporting Guns, Sotheby's, London, England 1983 Edward Lucie-Smith's 50th Birthday Choice, Leinster Fine Arts, London, England Sporting Guns, Sotheby's, London, England 1982 Towards A New Iron Age, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England The Sporting Crafts, The British Crafts Centre, London, England 1981 The Maker's Eye, The Crafts Council, London, England 1980 Contemporary British Crafts, Sotheby's in association with The British Crafts Centre, London, England Surface Tension, Approaches to Metal and Cloth, The British Crafts Centre, London, England 1979 Press View, The Crafts Council, London, England 1977 Explosion - Talent Today, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England Treasures of London, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England & The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA 1976 Solo Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland 1975 The Camera & The Craftsman, Crafts Advisory Committee, London, England 1973 Medals Today, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, England Aspects of Modern British Crafts, The Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland The Craftsman's Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England 1971 Scottish Crafts, The Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland 1967 Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London, England

Publications:

Malcolm Appleby, Designer & Engraver (exhibition catalogue) Aberdeen Art Gallery, 1998 Crafts, Article by Edward Lucie-Smith, November/December 1998 A Beastly Business, Douglas Tate, Shooting Sportsman, March/April 1996 The Innovative Work of Malcolm Appleby, Douglas Tate, Shooting Sportsman, November/December 1992


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    Electronic Bell-Push with Engraved Silver Lid

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    Box with Engraved Silver Lid

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    Silver Beaker

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    Candlesticks

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    Spoons

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    Salmon Bowl

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    500th Anniversary of the London Assay Office

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    Aberdeen Chirurgical Society

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    Octopus Medal

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    Owl Medal

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    Cockatrice

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    Medals

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    Small Silver Medals/Buttons, produced annually.

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    Royal Medal

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    Santa Claus Medal

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    Palma Medal

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    Mask Brooch

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    Landscape Buckle

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    Platinum and Gold Engraved Cufflinks

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    Silver Tree Brooch and Plaid Pin

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    Ship and Mermaid Pendant

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    Gold Squirrel Brooch

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    Mermaid Earring

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    Phoenix Ring

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    Gold Salmon

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    Gold Cockerel Catch and Chain

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    The Victoria and Albert Museum's Seal

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    Mustard Pot

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    Lonach Horn

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    Tree Box/Locket

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