Tony Briffa


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 Clay Scupt Symposium 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.


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.



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.