BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Award-winning ceramic artist Anders Ruhwald will present a lecture Feb. 3 at Illinois Wesleyan University as the Anthony E. Stellaccio
Ruhwald’s lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in room 218 of the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building, 6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Born in Denmark and educated at the Glass and Ceramics School in Bornholm, Denmark,
and at London’s Royal College of Art, Ruhwald is artist-in-residence and head of the
ceramics department at Cranbrook Academy of Art near Detroit. He was awarded the gold
prize at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale; a $30,000 grant from the Danish
Arts Foundation in 2009; the Sotheby Prize from the Victoria and Albert Museum in
London in 2007; the Anni and Otto Johannes Detlef Award for young, experimental ceramic
artists; and first prize in the Biennial of the Danish Museum of Decorative Arts.
His work is represented in over 20 public museum collections including the Victoria
and Albert Museum in London, the Denver Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art,
Musée des Arts Décoratifs in France, Sweden’s National Museum and the Museum of Art
and Design in Denmark.
The Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artists Fund was created by Cherie (Egbers) Stellaccio
’66, a longtime vocal instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory,
and her son, ceramic artist Anthony E. Stellaccio.