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Edgar Ward is a London-based sculptor working with clay, stone and digital modelling. He was born in Horsham, Australia in 1995 and spent most of his childhood in Islamabad, Pakistan and Delhi, India. As a teenager he moved with his family to Paris, France. Edgar’s lifelong practice of drawing has been fed by the complexity of his surroundings in the urban environment and the merging of history, nature and contemporary cultures, and remains the core of his work.


Edgar followed these interests to the City and Guilds of London Art School, completing an art foundation in 2015 and went on to study stone carving for three years, graduating in 2018. He set up his first studio in Brentford where he worked on architectural carving and sculpture commissions for public and private sites. He began to expand his art practice, using clay as his primary medium for its immediacy and the ability to combine form, gesture and mark-making in three dimensions. He enrolled on the ceramics programme at the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MA in 2021. During the pandemic, Edgar began to explore the potential of digital modelling and scanning, and the emerging technology of clay 3D printing within his practice.


He currently works from a studio in Vanguard Court in Camberwell, South London.


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

  • Diploma Architectural Stone Carving, City and Guilds of London Art School, 2015-2018 

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


Selected Exhibitions

  • ‘Formed with Future Heritage'. Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London. October 2023

  • ‘Young Masters'. Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Exhibitionist Hotel, South Kensington, November 2022-January 2023

  • ‘Thrown Contemporary at 51 Southwark Street', London Bridge, October 2021

  • ‘3D Clay Printing’. London Design Festival, Brompton Design District, September 2021

  • ‘The Power of Material: From Virtual to Physical’. Design Museum, July 2021

  • ‘Sketch'. 11 Avenue Studios Sydney Mews, South Kensington, July 2021

  • ‘MOUTH'. Wells Projects Battersea, London, June 2019

  • 'Clyde and Co. Art Award'. St Botolph Building, London, September 2018 - September 2019 

Selected Projects

  • 'Nick Cave: The Devil - A Life'. Working with Australian singer Nick Cave to produce a series of ceramic sculptures. 2020 - present. 'WE': Thomas Houseago, Nick Cave, Brad Pitt at the Sara Hildén Museum, Tampere, Finland. September 2022 

  • 'Cornouia Tropicus'. Design of two ceramic relief sculptures for a new façade in collaboration with architects Charlotte Moore and Maria Saeki. St Austell Townscape Heritage Scheme, Cornwall. May 2022-February 2023 

  • 'The Texel Stone'. Carving of limestone sculpture, in collaboration with Katie Lennard. Roof garden, Texel Finance Ltd, City of London. September 2019

  • 'World War 1 Memorial'. Design and carving of sandstone relief sculpture, unveiled on Armistice Day Centenary. Worshipful Company of Haberdashers Hall, London. September-November 2018

  • 'Southwark Cathedral: PC Wayne Marques Corbel'. Proposed, designed and carved sandstone portrait on corbel stone to recognise the bravery of police officer during the London Bridge terrorist attacks. Unveiled at anniversary service and installed on the façade of Southwark Cathedral. June 2018 


  • 'La Napoule Art Foundation', Chateau de La Napoule, France. October 2023

Awards and Press​

  • 'Charlotte Fraser Prize' for Exceptional Work in Ceramics, Royal College of Art. February 2021

  • 'City and Guilds of London Art School Scholarship'. July 2015

  • 'Art I go back to'. Interview in 'The North' magazine, Poetry Business. Issue 68. August 2022

  • 'Artist Feature'. Crafts magazine #290. September-October 2021

  • 'The Experts Edit: 7 graduates set to shine'. Crafts magazine. July 2021

  • 'Carved Ambitions' . Artist feature by Corinne Julius. Ceramic Review. Issue 324. November/December 2023

Edgar Ward Studio, Unit 2DE, Vanguard Court, 36-38 Peckham Road, SE5 8QT

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