CFC - Assistance and Funding

The reserch carried out in the various projects subsumed within the Creta Fatta Concreta – The Italian Ceramic Clay Project would not have been possible without the generous contributions of time, materials and expertise made by the numerous potters, makers of architectural ceramics, technicians and others named on the Project Narrative page.

Crucial assistance also came from the several individuals who provided access to their laboratories for the compositional analysis of the clay specimens.  These include Giancarlo De Casa and Pier Paolo Mattias (Geologia Applicata, Sapienza - Università di Roma), M. James Blackman and Pamela Vandiver (Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution), Michelle Hulchy (Department of Environmental Studies/Geology, Alfred University), and Sheldon Landsbeger (Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of  Illinois at Urbana – Champaign).  Important  assistance was also received from Michael Glascock (Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Missouri Research Reactor).


Substantial portions of the field and laboratory work for the project were untaken by JTP while he held a Rome Prize/Kress Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Ancient Art and Archaeology at the American Academy in Rome and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeological Materials Analysis at the Smithsonian Institution - Conservation Analytical Laboratory.

Significant funding for this work was also provided by the following:

the University at Buffalo Multidisciplinary Pilot Program

the United States Information Agency Exchange Grant Program

the National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Collections Grant Program

the Faculty Research Assistance Grant Program, University at Albany, SUNY

the New York State United University Professions Faculty Development Award Program.


JTP would like to express his sincere gratitude for the support provided these individuals, institutions, organizations, and academic units.