When did you choose this craft?
I distinctly remember the moment. I was 15 years old, and my father complimented me by saying "Kevin, when he does something, he does it well or he doesn’t do it at all." That set everything in motion.
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
I use the traditional Maltese technique of filigree making but infuse it with my own unique twist. Instead of complying with the age-old filigree designs, I create more unusual ones and seek to find a balance between being daring and innovative, all while creating something that the general public can find interesting.
What is a memorable moment in your professional life?
In 2012, when I won first prize for creativity and innovation in a competition organised by the Malta Crafts Council. I created a life-size, silver filigree violin that took me a year to complete.
Could your craft be considered in danger?
I wouldn’t say so, however a metamorphosis is definitely happening, which means the jewellery maker of today has the possibility of working with modern tools, such as 3D machines. I still work with the very old tools, such as the burner and hammer.