Energy Helps USCL
Expand Pottery Collection
Duke Energy recently presented USC Lancaster with a $25,000 check
to purchase a unique group of ceramic pipes made by Catawba and
other Native American traditional artists.
A number of the
pieces will be purchased from Philip Wingard of Clover, who will
be also be donating the remaining pieces from his pipe collection.
pottery archive currently includes the Philip Wingard Catawba Indian
pottery collection, which includes over seventy pieces of Catawba
Indian pottery, some from the nineteenth century and earlier. The
acquisition of Mr. Wingard’s ceramic pipes will continue
to enrich the USCL pottery holdings, which already constitute the
largest single collection of Catawba Indian pottery in existence.
Duke Energy District Manager Rick Jiran stated, “Duke Energy
is pleased to be able to provide funding to help expand the pottery
collection at USCL and to help the campus reach its goal of being
the premier site of Native American studies in the state.”
Photo: Dr. John Catalano, Dean of USCL and Mr. Rick Jiran, District Manager
of Government and Community Relations for Chester, Fairfield,
Kershaw, Lancaster & York Counties