Award-Winning Ceramist to Give Stellaccio Lecture

Anders Ruhwald

Jan. 14, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Award-winning ceramic artist Anders Ruhwald will present a lecture Feb. 3 at Illinois Wesleyan University as the Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist.

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.

For additional information on Ruhwald’s lecture, contact Ian Carey, director of IWU’s Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, at (309) 556-3822 or