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 and became a professional 14 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 Ward Studio's art from many people, we have been able to donate various pieces to some wonderful charities, 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...
This Bamboo and Waterlily piece is the only one I've ever made like it, and one I'm never recreating because it holds a special place for me in my heart... It also inspired quite a few new designs somewhat in it's style... which are available.
Mostly, I want to say Thank You for visiting my website, viewing my art and sharing it with others...
- Joseph Ward