Was born in 1955 at St. Paul’s Bay.
He studied art under Antoine Camilleri and Esprit Barthet. From
1987 to 1991 he studied ceramics at Targa Gap school for Craftsmen
under Gabriel Caruana. Mario’s work is handbuilt. He uses slabs to
create scurlptural forms which have a harmonious balance of texture,
shape and line. His work is mainly burnished, the surfaces enhanced
mostly with colouring oxides in preference to glazes. Firing takes
place in an oil and gas fired kiln at earthenware and sometimes
stoneware temperatures. Sammut took part in various collective
exhibitions, two of which were Iljieli Mediterranji and the Palazzo
De La Sale Collective Exhibition. He is a member of the Malta
Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.