Bio

Edgar Ward is a London based sculptor working with clay, stone and digital modeling. He grew up in the cities of Islamabad, New Delhi and Paris, where he developed a deep interest in the art and architecture that surrounded him. He began his studies at the City and Guilds of London Art School, completing an Art Foundation and subsequently studied stone carving for three years. He graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2021.

Born 1995. 

Education

  • MA Ceramics, Royal College of Art (2019-2021)

  • NVQ 6 Diploma Stone Carving, City and Guilds of London Art School (2015-2018)

  • Art Foundation Diploma, City and Guilds of London Art School (2015)

 

Exhibitions

  • ‘Thrown at 51 Southwark Street’ London (4th-25th October 2021)

  • ‘3D Clay Printing’ exhibition of work for London Design Festival, Brompton Design District (20-26 September 2021)

  • ‘The Power of Material: From Virtual to Physical’ Design Museum (23-28th July 2021)

  • ‘Sketch’ curation and exhibition of 5 artworks in group show at 11 Avenue Studios, Sydney Mews in South Kensington (1-11th July 2021)

  • Three sculptures exhibited at ‘MOUTH’ group show of fine art at Wells Projects in Battersea, London (5-9th June 2019)

  • Artwork exhibited at Clyde and Co. Offices, St Botolph Building, London for 1 year as part of the annual Art Award programme (1st September 2018 - 1st September 2019)

Selected projects

  • Working closely with Australian singer Nick Cave to develop the design and production of a series of ceramic sculptures for touring international exhibition in summer 2022 (November 2020 - present)

  • Portland stone monolith sculpture in collaboration with artist Katie Lennard installed on the new roof garden at Texel Finance Ltd in the City of London (Completed September 2019)

  • Portrait of Wayne Marques, hero police officer of the London Bridge attacks. Unveiled at 1 year anniversary commemoration service of the London Bridge attack and installed on façade of Southwark Cathedral (June, 2018)

 

Awards and Press​

  • Artist feature in Crafts Magazine (September/October edition 2021)

  • 'Experts Edit: 7 graduates set to shine' Crafts Magazine (July 2021) https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/stories/the-experts-edit-7-craft-graduates-set-to-shine

  • Charlotte Fraser prize for exceptional work in ceramics (February 2021)

  • Wayne Marques portrait unveiling for London Bridge attacks 1 year anniversary featured in several local and national newspapers (June 2018) 

  • City and Guilds of London Art School Scholarship to study architectural stone carving (2015)

Studio at Unit 2DE, Vanguard Court, 36-38 Peckham Road, London SE5 8QT

Contact:

ward.edgarj@gmail.com