Welcome to The Olivewood
Art – Sculpture – Woodturning – Gifts
The Olivewood Shop offers a wide array of amazing gifts, souvenirs and househols items, all hand made from olive by local artisan Eleazar Galea.
Apart from chopping boards, decorative vases, wine racks, Eleazar also creates customized olive wood items such as bar tops , beds, table tops and much more!
When you enter The Olivewood Shop you will be enchanted by his beautiful olive wood centre pieces and those olive root coffee tables!
Eleazar the Artist
Born in Rabat in 1981, throughout his childhood Eleazar always displayed an creative artistic talent and loved to draw. From an early age Eleazar could be found at the weekend in the workshop of the National Sculptor of Malta, Anton Agius. Determined to be an Artist, Eleazar went on to study in Malta’s National School of Art in Valletta and Targa Gap college of Art and Crafts in Mosta.
Eleazar enjoys living in the Mediterranean countryside of Malta, surrounded by beautiful age-old olive groves. It is a peaceful lifestyle that inspires his creativity and desire to produce work of the highest quality.
Olive Wood Sculptures
At The Olivewood shop and workshop in Ta’ Qali Craft Village you can find Eleazar’s sculptures and no doubt himself, often creating a new original masterpiece or chatting to vistors, with his warm engaging smile.
A new life to the olive wood
Each piece of seasoned olive wood Eleazar chooses for a sculpture, is first patiently observed for inspiration. Rather than change the form of the trunk or root, he prefers to preserve it’s natural curves and shapes to guide what he carves in the sculpture.
This magically revives the wood into a stunning piece of artwork that combined with his touch, sensitiveness and the natural beauty of olive wood, Eleazar can only be considered as “Natures Companion” breathing life back into this precious wood.
Eleazar’s artworks have been sold and exhibited in the United Kingdom, Germany, Malta, Spain, America and Canada.