James Brent Ward

James Brent Ward first encountered titanium as an undergraduate at Central in the early 1970s where he later worked as a technician before studying for his MA at the RCA, (1974-7).
His research on the use of the refractory metals, sponsored by the Goldsmiths’ Company, formed the basis for, The Colouring and Working of Refractory Metals, published by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ as Project Report No. 34/1, in 1978.
He participated in the first exhibition devoted entirely to titanium jewellery with two fellow students from the RCA, Edward de Large and Kevin Coates, at the Electrum gallery in 1976.