I work in clay as a sculptor in Valletta. I then take a mould, then a mould of that mould in wax and then place the wax replica into heat resistant plaster then pour molten bronze into the mould to give me a bronze sculpture and that’s missing out about ten stages. However the end result is a labour of love, that hopefully pleases not only your eye but mine enough to sign it
How did you get started? Many years ago I was asked to model for a sculpture class, they accepted my three very young children after school for a very damp English winter. As everyone gave my children clay to play with I watched there various sculptures of me as a model progress. I thought I might have a go at home, so went off with some used clay and sculpted my sons head when he was six. Its not very good, but still have it and show my students my first attempt without help.
Whose artist’s work are you most inspired by? Camille Claudel for heads and figurers, Edward Sandoz for animals and many more young and contemporary artist too numerous to mention.
Describe your work in less than 10 words.Figurative sculpture in bronze or silver.
What genre do you consider your work to be? Realism, with great attention to detail, movement and mannerism.
Your favourite from among your own artworks? Busts of my children for sentimental reasons, and The Hare one of my first animal sculptures.
Where was your first exhibition held? My first one man show was at Palazzo Pariso and a great deal of fun, I met all sorts of people. Royal Miniature Society, The Mall Gallery was my first London exhibit of five works together.
What are you working on at the moment? Couple of commissioned heads, silver intertwined snakes, and a leaping Jaguars.
How long have you been sculpting? Since a was 30 as a hobby but full time since 50.
Are you a morning person or do you come alive at night. I can do both, but I prefer mornings.
How many coffees a day? Don’t embellish. Two double espressos for breakfast nothing else, then an occasional one mid morning or after lunch.
Sundays can be very productive for some and very unproductive for others. How do you spend yours? Sorry to be boring but church when I require or sailing or sculpting, Sunday is a day of rest and I find all of these restful.
If you were given a million euros, what would you indulge yourself with? An art Gallery.
Favourite place to holiday? With those I love, then magic is with me wherever I go.