Dean Malcolm was born in Perth in 1965 and has been wood turning since he built his first lathe out of a old lawnmower at age 14! After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Design in 1985 he moved to Denmark, Western Australia to pursue his passion in woodturning.
Since 1986, Dean has been teaching, demonstrating and sharing his enthusiasm for woodturning throughout Australia. This included over ten years establishing and teaching in a woodcraft course through TAFE in Albany, Western Australia.
Starting with small craft woodturning, Dean has progressed through production work, commissions
and exhibition pieces. In 1995, Dean Malcolm’s Woodturning Studio was opened to the public.
The work produced in the workshop of Dean Malcolm is greatly varied, from intricately turned and carved boxes, bowls, hollow vessels, fine furniture pieces
and exquisite contemporary decorative works.
His finely crafted pieces have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas and have found homes in such far away places as the collection of H.M. Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, U.S.A.. Dean has completed numerous commissions private and public including the Albany Civic Mace in 1990-91.