Camilleri Stone Sculpture
Triq Qasam Ta' Dun Anton
Christopher Camilleri was born on 2nd October, 1979 and lives in Xaghra, Gozo. Christopher comes from a highly artistic family who have worked all their life off the golden local natural resource of Globogerina Limestone. Christopher is the grandson of the late Anthony Camilleri, a sculptor genius who has carved marvelous large pieces of art, one of which is most of the interior of the magnificent Xewkija, Church otherwise known as the 'Rotunda'.
The late Anthony Camilleri passed on this art and skill of sculpting to his four sons Joseph, Kristino, John and Emanuel, all of whom have worked with stone throughout their life. Christopher is the only grandson in the Camilleri family who has pursued such arts through his brilliant late father Kristino. Christopher discovered his artistic gift while helping out his father at the age of 15 years. From then onwards he has worked consistently on soft stone to do various interior decorations, often working together with his brother Johnny. Camilleri's skill is portrayed in the genuine stone decor which he has been producing for the last 12 years.
Camilleri Stone Sculpture specializes in wood stoves, gas fireplaces, electric fireplaces and ethanol fireplaces.
The soft globigerina limestone of Gozo, which was formed some 25 million years ago, is a perfect medium to support Camilleri's working technique, using traditional tools passed on from his father and grandfather.