Ward was born in Edinburgh and studied hot glass at Edinburgh College of Art. He is a teacher of Art and Design at a secondary school in Fife. Ward recently won the J.D.Ferguson Art Award, which took him to the Ross Sea and Antarctica where he visited the expedition huts of Scott and Shackleton.
His endless fasciation with materials and processes mean that his work is executed in a wide range of media. The current body of work explores two key themes- evolution and the ark and the endeavors of humanity to explore uncharted territory on our world and beyond the biosphere.