Frances Ward (visual artist, poet, editor/publisher) 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 2 & 3 dimensional works with paint, collage, assemblage, printmaking, photography and, most recently, clay. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions over the years and her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections. In addition to being awarded several Ontario Arts Council grants, she is also winner of the 2015 Emerging Ceramic Artist (Kaleidoscope, Art Gallery of Burlington 2015), 2014 Fusion Award for Best in show (Kaleidoscope, AGB 2014), Agnes Tassie Award for Sculpture (2012, DVSA Annual Juried Show, Dundas), First Prize Winner in the Wegway International Juried Show (2005, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto), and a Purchase Prize winner for Scarfone Hawkins Law Firm (2004, Hamilton). The author of three solo collections of poetry, she was also publisher/editor of “Hammered Out” (a literary journal, 2003 to 2008), “road work ahead” (an anthology of poetry & images, 2010) and “Travelling Light” (haiku & paintings, 2012). Memberships include the Burlington and Hamilton Potters Guilds and the Burlington Fine Arts Association. Contact: fward1@cogeco.ca, fwardstudios@gmail.com, facebook/frances.ward3, instagram: fwardstudios