A hand hammered, embossed copper wall sculpture with Patina.
Two fully sculpted copper palm tree tops. Each leaf was made separately with great attention to detail and welded to the copper branch and topped on the client's imported wooden columns.
Featuring fully sculpted Koi fish swimming over a copper rock waterfall.
Inspired by Arizona's Monument Valley region.
One half of a two set fountain; a custom made floral waterfall for a Hotel's separate Spas' in the Middle East.
A fully three dimensional piece with a copper rock waterfall in the back ground.
A custom copper sculpture inspired by the tree of life. Made entirely by hand from high grade copper. The water flows from beneath the tree roots and down each arm of the stream into its main base bowl. 48" Inches tall and 36" inches wide.
A free standing sculpture designed to have the fish chase each others tails.
A fully hand hammered, embossed copper wall art sculpture.
A large table size water feature which has been given extra texture by hand hammering all of the bowls and leaf decor.
An original copper wall art piece, custom designed and hand crafted by the artist. It cover two porch lights, from which the light glows through slits in between each of the sconces separate pieces, all of which were welded together to create a piece of original functioning wall sculpture.
A simple but elegant small table top fountain design. It features hand crafted and torch fired red Iris flowers, complimented by a patina vine and Waterlily.
A custom large table size piece, featuring a natural water fall flow cascading over hand hammered and stylized copper rocks. It is accented by a Bamboo forest and Lotus flowers.
This was a custom 10 ft. wide and 10 ft. tall overall, copper door and window gates. Its design was inspired by the Tuscan region of Italy. It features an embossed Olive Tree over a solid wood core door wrapped in copper. The gate and door were mounted on a steel frame, using solid copper rods ranging from 1/4" in diameter to 3/4" to create the outlines and vine sections. Fully 3D Grape bunches and leaves decorate the window gates so that they are equally beautiful from all viewing angles.
A custom multi-media piece with the waterfall portion created from geode slivers. It is decorated with Lotus flowers and Bamboo stalks.
A fully embossed semi-3D Copper Sun with a 38" inch diameter.
A custom made five foot, eight inch diameter copper sun. It was scaled up from the artist's original design of forty inches. Hand hammered and oxidized copper lettering was added for the client to give it a personal touch.
A 7 ft. tall 7 tiered water feature fountain with a 42" inch diameter main reservoir bowl. This special piece was inspired by the idea of creating an oasis in the desert, with the constant steady flow of a waterfall. It also combines fully realized copper cactus and plant sculpture to bring home the concept.
A Message from the Artist
Greetings and Welcome!
I appreciate you visiting my main website. I'm very proud of my years of working in copper which started and continues in the Great "Copper State" of Arizona. I will always feel fortunate to be a sculptor and have the privilege of sharing my work with others.
I am originally from Guam, but spent years around the Ocean and grew up in Tucson, Az. Though I've been an artist most of my life: drawing, painting, sculpting, creative writing (I have many other creative interests in general) I couldn't make up my mind on what career field I would do, but I fell back on art in 2004, and became a professional 16 years ago. Though I had considered working in a few artistic disciplines and mediums, I settled on specializing in copper art. However, I still love all the other mediums, so regardless of the art I currently concentrate on, I take great pride in the fact that all of my work is produced with the end in mind, in order to give everyone many years of enjoyment through each and every project I work on. This love of art has thankfully led to my firm belief that all creative endeavors throughout time were initiated by inspiration and collaboration.
After finding copper it has become my primary medium of choice. It is an amazing material and element, as it does not rust, is both malleable and durable, highly conducive to color, heat and electricity, with antimicrobial properties, versitile, abundant, replicable, and last but not least the first metal humankind ever learned to harness and wield... And that is before even mentioning that it is very fun to work with!
I focus on copper fountains, wall art, sculpture, custom work of all sorts, and a variety of interior and exterior decor...
Each piece I make with my own hands, and pour my artistic passion and integrity into all of my work. And as such, from my small designs to my large scale creations, each is an expression of my gratitude and appreciation for people and art itself.
My goal as an artist, is to offer and create high quality art which enhances your space, and brings enjoyment and relaxation to you and others.
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and throughout the site you will find much more information about Ward Studios and what we can do for you.
Thank You for taking the time to review my work. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.
Queen Creek, Az.
-Some of his abstract work appeared in Phoenix Magazine, for the August 2012 Issue
-Made Copper Awards for the Scottsdale Open Golf Tournament 7 years Running 2012-2018
-Best of Show in Metal, Sedona Arts Festival 2011
-Appeared on PBS Arizona Illustrated TV show, Postcard Segment, Tucson, Az. 2011
-Made Copper Star Awards for Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau 2009, 2010
-Worthy mention in various Arizona newspapers, including San Tan Valley News, Sierra
Vista Herald, Daily Sun Flagstaff, Prescott Daily Courier, and News-Herald in Lake Havasu City.
-Thanks to the support of my art from many people, I have been able to donate various pieces to some wonderful charities. Though this is something I have done going back to when I was young, it is extra nice to be able to use art to do a little to help; with a focus on helping children and animals.
~A Collage of Some Artwork~
Each and every piece is unique, just as every person and creature under the sun...
I want to say Thank You for visiting my website, viewing my art and sharing it with others...
- Joseph Ward