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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.

Training College:

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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    Tree Box/Locket

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    Lonach Horn

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    Mustard Pot

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    The Victoria and Albert Museum's Seal

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    Gold Cockerel Catch and Chain

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    Gold Salmon

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    Phoenix Ring

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    Mermaid Earring

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    Gold Squirrel Brooch

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    Ship and Mermaid Pendant

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    Silver Tree Brooch and Plaid Pin

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    Platinum and Gold Engraved Cufflinks

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    Landscape Buckle

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    Mask Brooch

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    Palma Medal

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    Santa Claus Medal

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    Royal Medal

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    Small Silver Medals/Buttons, produced annually.

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    Medals

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    Cockatrice

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    Owl Medal

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    Octopus Medal

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    Aberdeen Chirurgical Society

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    500th Anniversary of the London Assay Office

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    Salmon Bowl

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    Spoons

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    Candlesticks

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    Silver Beaker

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    Box with Engraved Silver Lid

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    Electronic Bell-Push with Engraved Silver Lid