Malcolm Appleby is a celebrated silversmith and metal engraver known for his masterful depictions of nature and unique fine jewellery. Born in West Wickham in 1946, he would begin his extensive training at the Central School of Art before moving on to the Sir John Cass school of art and the Royal College of Art in London to hone his skills as a metalworker. By 1969, he was a Littledale scholar at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, an institution that dates back to the twelfth century.
While he was being inducted as a Littledale scholar, Malcolm set up his atelier in Grandtully. A village located in the heart of Perthshire. Since then, Malcolm Appleby has spent the majority of his working life in Scotland and has spent his time taking inspiration from the great outdoors that we’re so known for.
In the years since he has set up shop in Perthshire, Malcolm Appleby’s list of achievements in the realm of metalworking has grown. His commissions have included a silver cup for the London Assay Office’s 500th anniversary, a cruet set for 10 Downing Street, a raven gun for the Royal Armouries and a table piece for Bute House, the residence of the Scottish First Minister.