SIMON LEWIS WARDS | BIO < back to artists

Simon Lewis wards is an Auckland based artist who makes work with a pop, kiwiana aesthetic.  He find inspiration in nostalgia, unique to New Zealand.  he works predominantly with glass & ceramic - using casting and slip-casting techniques.

Ward's experience in glass began in his younger years when he wasan assistant at a glass-blowing studio in Australia.   t was in this role he developed a skill set in both blown glass techniques and the "lost wax" method.

Ward's then set up his own studio back in Auckland, NZ - where he works from today.

His recent work offers humorous narratives, that are both playful & uplifting.  Most well known are his porcelain bags filled with brightly coloured glass "candy" - reminiscent of the lolly mixtures you found at the local dairy as a child.