Frances Ward was born in Manchester, U.K. but has spent most of her adult years in Hamilton area (Ontario, Canada) where as a mixed and multi-media artist she has created works with words, paint, collage, printmaking, photography and most recently clay. She has participated in many solo and group shows over the years and has received many awards for both her two and three dimensional works as well as for her written work (poetry).
“I love the intimacy of clay...creating an object to hold and appreciate within arm's length. My many years of experience with art making has certainly informed my work with clay. My items are hand built (as opposed to thrown on a wheel) and I play with form, texture, layering, and colour. My process is very similar to that of my painting, print making and collaging, though with clay comes the inherent temptation to make something that is also functional on some level.”