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Late Late Breakfast with Willard Wigan MBE

  • Tapton Hall S10 5NA (map)

Willard Wigan, MBE (born June 1957) is a British sculptor from Birmingham, the son of Jamaican immigrants, who sculpts extraordinary microscopic art. The pieces are typically sculpted within the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin.

In July 2007 he was made an MBE and in January Willard Wigan received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick in recognition of the significant contributions that he has made to art and sculpture. Ripley’s Believe it Or Not exhibition in LA cite him as their most prized exhibitor. In 2010, the BBC reported that Wigan had sculpted a model of St Bartholomew’s church in Chosen Hill, Gloucester on a grain of sand that he had taken from its churchyard. Wigan explained that, while, working on a grain of sand, he would sometimes use the tremor caused by his own heartbeat as a jackhammer to chisel the tiny work. Last year Channel 4 made a documentary about him. However, his story is also extraordinary and his main aim is to share his own journey secrets in becoming a success. It includes how anyone with the right dream, vision and desire can achieve anything they truly want to realise. Take this opportunity to study the work of this amazing artist. It’s a rare chance to meet this legendary micro artist and learn from a master achiever in life.

Earlier Event: March 15
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Later Event: September 20
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