Alfred (Alf) Ward recently received the Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts. Ward, a Winthrop University Professor of Art and Design, and an internationally renowned goldsmith who created the Winthrop University mace, among numerous other important commissions, designed and creates the Medals. Born in London, Ward studied silversmithing at Canterbury College of Art and completed his National Diploma in Design at Birmingham University in 1963.
As a consultant designer to Spink & Sons in London, and by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, he designed many presentation pieces for The Royal Air Force, The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Revlon of Paris and individual awards for Margo Fontaine and the Covent Garden Opera House.
Since his arrival at Winthrop University in 1989, among other commissions, Ward has designed and produced silverware for the American Crafts Council, ceremonial maces for the University of Tennessee, Coastal Carolina and designed brooch pins for the last 10 First Ladies of South Carolina.
Please find below the YouTube link to the video that the Department of Fine Arts produced in honor of Professor Emeritus Alf Ward and his receiving of the Medal of Honor in Arts this past April 1, 2011 at Winthrop University. Please allow about 10 to 15 seconds for the piece to begin.
Video Production, A MEDAL FOR ALF
A Production of the Department of Fine Arts, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC