In January 2018 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.
An immensely proud moment for me
The University of Warwick has honoured me with an honorary doctorate.
I was made Doctor of Letters at the first of Warwick’s winter degree ceremonies.
The Wolverhampton-born and Birmingham-based artist described his feelings about being
“It’s the most exciting time of my career as an artist and creator of the smallest sculptures in the world. I’ve finally been honoured with something very big for something very small. Put it this way, If I was dreaming I wouldn’t want anyone to wake me up right now, because it's the best feeling I’ve ever had, to be recognised.”