Born in Malta in 1959, he studied ceramics in the late seventies obtaining a distinction diploma from Tarġa Gap School for Craftsmen.
After almost ten years working in the ceramic industry, he was entrusted with the ceramic studios at Tarġa Gap, his old art school. Since the early eighties, he exhibited in a significant number of national and international juried exhibitions, drawing the attention of art critics and collectors . All along he also worked intensely in the theater both as an actor and as a designer. He designed sets, costumes & props for major productions by playwrights as diverse as Aristophanes, Moliere, Neil Simon and Peter Shaffer. In 1995, he was awarded the Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship in Art and Crafts, which he pursued later as a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Arts, Hobart, University of Tasmania. While in Australia, he attended the international ceramic symposium Clay Sculpt at Gulgong.
He moved to Tåsinge in Denmark in 2002 where he now lives and work. Tony was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2015 and the Malta Arts Council Grant in 2016 and 2018 for his ceramic sculptures.
Discussions and collaboration opportunities are very welcomed.
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1995 – Visiting Scholar- Center for the Arts, University of Tasmania Hobart , Australia.
1992 – Pedagogy Certificate. Department of Education, Floriana, Malta
1982 – 1984 Credit Diploma in Drama. Manuel Theater Academy of Dramatic Art, Valletta.
1977 – 1979 Distinction Diploma in Ceramics. Malta School for Craftsmen, Tarġa Gap, Mosta.
2016 – Re Collection, St James Cavalier,Center for Creativity, Valletta, Malta
2016 – Netværk Danmark Kunstforening, Svendborg, Denmark.
2016 – Korup Sogns Kunstforening, Korup, Denmark.
2015 – Atrium, Deloitte Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2009 – Sparkassen Holstein, Trittau, Germany.
2006 – 2010 Permanent Exhibition, Galleri Sissi, Rudkøbing, Denmark.
2004 – Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Nordea Bank, Svendborg, Denmark.
1997 – Corpora, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta.
1995 – Recent Works, Entrepot Gallery, Center for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
1993 – Ġamar, New Gallery, Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta.
1988 – Release, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta.
SELECTIVE COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2020 -The 9th China Changchun International Ceramics Symposium
2019 – Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2019 – The International Cluj Ceramics Biennale, Romania.
2019 – Sydfynske Kunstnere, SAK, Svendborg, Denmark.
2018 – European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark.
2018 – Arita International Ceramic Competition, Japan.
2017 – Hillerød Kunstorening Kunsthuset Annaborg, Hillerød, Denmark.
2015 – Kunsthåndvæk på Haven, Haderslev, Denmark.
2011 – Claymax 2, Kunstbygningen Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark.
2011 – Ceramic Exhibition, Cavalieri Hotel, St Julians, Malta.
2009 – Resident Artist at Galleri Emmaus, Haslev, Denmark.
2001 – In- Nativita, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta.
1999 – Art Exhibition, Karmenu Mangion Art Galleri, St Martin`s College, Swatar, Malta.
1999 – Ceramics This Decade, Foyer, National Labour Center, Hamrun, Malta.
1997 – Contemporary Art- EuroMed, Mediterranean Conference Center, Valletta, Malta.
1997 World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramics, Zagreb, Croatia.
1998 – Ħarsti Lura, Wirja Kolletiva ta` Arti Viziva, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta.
1996 – Contemporary Christian Art in Malta, Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta.
1995 – Women in Maltese Art, Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta.
1995 – Strickland Galleries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
1994 – XIV Biennale Internationale de Ceramique D`Art, Vallauris, France.
1994 – International Orton Box Show,Baker University, Kansas, USA.
1993 – Exhibition of Sculpture & Ceramics, Presidential Palace, Valletta, Malta.
1992 – Arti Indipendenzà, National Museum, Valletta, Malta.
1991 – Ilejli Mediterranji, Sala Robert Samut, Floriana, Malta.
1990 – Contemporary Maltese Ceramics, New Gallery, Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta.
1990 – Malta Week Art Exhibition, Moscow, Russia.
1988 – Mostra Intenazionale D`Arte, Museo Del Risorgimento, Rome, Italy.
1986 – Malta International Arts Festival, Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta.
1985 – Wirja Bla Isem, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta.
2018 Awarded a Travel Grant from the Malta Arts Council in connection with the ECC2018 participation.
2015 Awarded the Project Grant from the Malta Arts Council.
2015 Awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
1995 Awarded the Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship in Arts and Crafts.
2003 – 2020 Workshops in Ceramics for children and adults at home studio on Tåsinge.
2001 – 2002 Lecturer for Ceramics at the Malta College for Art, Science and Technology.
1996 – 2002 Organized masterclasses, lectures and workshops in the ceramic studios, Mosta
1996 – 2000 Link teacher for student´s exchanges with art schools from Denmark, England & Italy.
1995 Member on the Examination Board for Ceramics Trade Qualifications.
1992 Held Children Art & Craft Classes at Chiswick House School, Kappara, Malta.
1990 – 2001 Adult Education Evening Courses.
1990 – 2001 Ceramics Instructor at Tarġa Gap School for Art and Crafts, Mosta, Malta.
1979-1986- Skilled ceramist- Ceramika Saracina, Attard.
1987- 1990- skilled ceramist- Bristow Potteries Ta`Qali
1990- 2002- Instructor/ Lecturer for ceramics ,Crafts school / Institute. MCAST, Targa Gap.
2007-2011- Gallerist- Galleri Sissi, Rudkøbing Langland, Denmark.
1995 Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.