The editors wish to recognize the individuals and institutions that have contributed to the success of this project. In particular, we are grateful to the work and dedication of scholars who led the way in North Carolina earthenware research: Joe Kindig Jr., Stanley South, John Bivins Jr., Frank Horton, Brad Rauschenberg, and Charles G. Zug III.
Institutional assistance was provided by staff members of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the Chipstone Foundation, The Henry Ford, the High Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Winterthur Museum, the North Carolina Pottery Center, and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Scholars and professionals who made exceptional contributions to this volume include Gavin Ashworth, Johanna Brown, Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, Michelle Erickson, David Farrell, Mary Farrell, John Greenough, Eckhard Hensel, William Ivey, Eleanor Minnock-Pugh, Victor Owen, Bob Pearl, and Hal Pugh. We also recognize Mary Gladue, Wynne Patterson, Peggy Scholley, and Fronia W. Simpson for their talents and patience in the production of these volumes.
We are particularly grateful to the many private collectors who generously allowed their objects to be photographed and studied.
The editors especially appreciate the contributions of Jon Prown, executive director of the Chipstone Foundation; Lee French, president of Old Salem Museums & Gardens; and Martha Parker, president of the Caxambas Foundation. We relied on their encouragement and friendship throughout, and we are thankful for their support in bringing Art in Clay to a successful conclusion.