Dwight M. Holland Collection

Dwight M. Holland was a primary mover to bring art to the Asheboro area schools many years ago by becoming the first art teacher in their schools. Mr. Holland was also instrumental in establishing the Moring Art Center in Asheboro which hosts the annual North Carolina Potter’s Conference. Retired from a career as Curator of Design and Planner of the North Carolina Zoological Park, Mr. Holland returned to the Zoo as Interim Director for a year. He continued working during retirement by being involved with many national and international consultations on artificial habitats.

In 1998, Mr. Holland approached the East Carolina University School of Art and Design for the purpose of donating his extensive collection of pottery and contemporary ceramics. His interest had been to provide an immediate and intimate experience to others with ceramic works that are ordinarily placed in untouchable museum collections. In addition to the ceramics works, accompanying transcript interviews and audiotapes of thirteen Seagrove potters are available for research purposes.


Gallery coming soon.