Dean Malcolm was born in Perth Western Australia in 1965. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Design in 1985 he moved to Denmark WA to establish a woodturning studio. Dean has been a major contributor to the growth and development of the fine woodcraft industry in Western Australia. Since entering into professional practice in 1986 Dean has been a committee member of the Fine Wood Working Association of WA founding President of the Woodturners of Denmark a member of the committee formed to develop the Certificate III of Woodcraft through TAFE Chairman of the committee formed to develop the Certificate IV of Woodcraft and a consultant to the Light Manufacturing Industry Training Council.
Dean's commitment and professionalism in his field have been acknowledged with him being made an Honorary CraftWest Fellow. The work produced in Dean's workshop is greatly varied from intricately turned and carved boxes bowls hollow vessels fine furniture pieces and exquisite comtemporary decorative works which have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas. His works have found homes in such far away places as the collection of HM Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace and the Detroit Institute of the Arts USA. Dean has completed numerous commissions private and public including the Albany Civic Mace in 1990-01.