(Clif­ford Ward)
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Artist Clif­ford Ward had a num­ber of oth­er careers before pur­su­ing his art full-time. He was pre-med for three years, then switched majors and received a B.A. in speech com­mu­ni­ca­tions from Rid­er Uni­ver­si­ty. He worked for a busi­ness and eco­nom­ics text­book pub­lish­er, and lat­er moved to a small­er start-up pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny in Philadel­phia. When the com­pa­ny he worked for went out of busi­ness, Ward chan­neled his ener­gy into cre­at­ing art, which had always been an out­let for him. He began work­ing at the John­son Ate­lier Tech­ni­cal Insti­tute of Sculp­ture after first serv­ing as an appren­tice in 1997–1998; became a mem­ber of staff; and then became a mem­ber of tech­ni­cal teach­ing staff in met­al chasing.

In 2000 Ward served as part of an eight per­son team from Muse­um of Nat­ur­al in NY and the John­son Ate­lier Tech­ni­cal of Sculp­ture on the artic­u­la­tion of the biggest, most com­plete and most con­tro­ver­sial dinosaur (T‑Rex) ever found: SUE

Besides his full time art career, Ward teach­es art to adults with devel­op­men­tal and intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ties at the Cen­ter for Cre­ative Works in Wyn­newood, PA.

Ward’s stu­dio is locat­ed on the beau­ti­ful 47 acre sculp­ture park, The Grounds for Sculp­ture, in Hamil­ton, NJ. He is a per­ma­nent artist in res­i­dence. As a per­ma­nent artist-in-res­i­dence there, he teach­es many work­shops, cre­ates sculp­tures, paint­ings and enhances cloth­ing with his art. His pri­ma­ry medi­um is plas­ter bandage!

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