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About MasterWorks

MasterWorks Studios offers custom shaped marble bases and professional restoration/conservation services for bronze, zinc and allied metal objects of art.
We also now offer gilding services

Owner Background John E. Ward has over 30 years experience in all aspects of the making and finishing of objects inJohn Ward with Italian Craftsmen bronze and zinc.  After completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Louisianna State University he attended University of Oregon and earned Master of Fine Arts specializing in printmaking and sculpture.  From Oregon John moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to work and learn the art of the foundry business.  From Mexico he moved to the Tuscany region of Italy where he worked hand in hand with highly skilled fine art craftsmen for several years.  This experience was invaluable in gaining the knowledge and confidence to solve a vast assortment of problems that occur in unusual restoration situations.

Letters of Recommendation & Client Response Click here to view

Partial List of Clients
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Kingsbury Place Association, St. Louis, Missouri
  • International Arts & Artists, Washington DC (Carl MIllis Exhibit, St. Louis, MO)
  • The Conservancy for Camden Harbor Park, Camden, Maine
  • Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans, Louisianna
  • Richard M. Freeman/Oak Hill Ranch, Folsom, Louisianna
  • Virlane Corporation, Louisianna
  • Jefferson Parish Historical Commission, Louisianna
  • New Orleans Historical Commission, Louisianna
  • The Katz & Besthoff Plaza, New Orleans, Louisianna
  • Matilda Grey Foundation, New Orleans, Louisianna
  • State of New Hampshire
  • Gallery of Restoration/Conservation Projects. Click here to enter.