One of the most original engravers working in contemporary metal today. His public and private commissions include: a 500th anniversary silver cup for the London Assay Office (1978); a raven gun for the Royal Armouries (1986); a cruet set for 10 Downing Street, commissioned by The Silver Trust (1988); a sculptural tablepiece for Bute House, Edinburgh, the residence of the First Minister for Scotland (1999); a silver teapot and gold beaded silver bowl for the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Australia (2000); and the Royal and Gannochy Trust Medals awarded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2000, 2003).
Malcolm studied at the Central School of Art, Sir John Cass and the Royal College of Art in London before establishing his studio in Scotland in 1969. He discovered engraving at John Wilkes Gun and Rifle Makers in Soho when he was at art school in the 1960s. He later applied these skills to jewellery and metal forms. Such an unconventional background set the pattern for his idiosyncratic approach and style. In 2014 he received an MBE for his outstanding contribution to the arts.
Malcolm’s work is in numerous public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Goldsmiths’ Company, The British Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh.