Dr Malcolm Appleby is known primarily as an engraver and he is considered to be one of the most original and highly skilled craftsmen working in Britain today. His prolific output ranges from sculptural table pieces to small silver buttons. Constant experimentation adds an element of the adventurer to his work, and he moves freely between exquisitely detailed engraving to bold cutting and texturing of metal. Whatever the scale, individuality and vitality of gesture mark each Appleby piece. His career spans 50 years, promoting engraving through his own work and providing opportunities for young engravers and silversmiths.
As a boy, David Linley would visit Malcolm’s atelier in Perthshire with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and later in his teens, he was fortunate to be taught by him at Bedales School. This is the first time they have worked together.