Malcolm ApplebyMBE Born: 1946
Place of Birth: West Wickham, London
Malcolm Appleby was born in 1946. He studied at Central School of Art, Sir John Cass and the Royal College of Art in London before establishing his studio in Scotland in 1969. A silversmith and metal engraver, known for his imaginative use of line and form, he considers gold “just another lovely material to work with.”
The Scottish Gallery has been associated with Malcolm Appleby since the 1970s; the many facets of his work have brought joy to many, each piece sold marking the beginning of a journey of discovery around this senior artist.The Gallery honoured Malcolm Appleby’s seventieth birthday in January 2016, which marked over fifty years of a creative tour de force. Malcolm Appleby has dedicated his artistic practice primarily to engraving and pushing the boundaries of metalwork; constant experimentation has made him a master of his craft and in 2014 he received an MBE for his outstanding contribution to the arts.
Public Collections include:
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; British Museum, London; Royal Armouries, Tower of London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; and Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Malcolm's jewellery collection can be viewed here.
This March 2019, 50 Golden Years in Scotland will celebrate Malcolm Appleby and hopes to capture the beautiful, creative studio space that he has developed. The Gallery hosted a special exhibition in January 2016 to celebrate Malcolm Appleby's 70th birthday.
Colliding Galaxies View details
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Take on the Quaich I, II & III2019958 silverH:5.4-13cm W:13-21cm D:22.5-28cm£1,975 - £4,710Harlequin Hammer View details
Harlequin Hammer2018hammer raised and engraved beaker, 22ct goldH:8cm D:7.6cmPrice on ApplicationFault Line Water Jug and Great Crested Newt Water Jug View details
Fault Line Water Jug and Great Crested Newt Water Jug2019sterling silver, giltH:20.5-24.5cm D:10.5cm£16,500 (left) and £19,920 (right)Tumbler Cups View details
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Logsplitter Series, Bowl III2018raised and fabricated, Britannia silverH:4cm W:13.5cm D:12.3cmSoldLogsplitter Candlestick III View details
Logsplitter Candlestick III2018raised and fabricated, Sterling silverH:13cm W:10cm£3,950Tree Dance Beaker View details
Tree Dance Beaker2017engraved Britannia silverH:15.5cm D:7.6cm£22,000Oak Leaf Candlestick View details