Malcolm Appleby

Multi-award winning artist Appleby is 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.”