Amy Santoferraro, born in Akron, Ohio, is the progeny of a carpenter and retailer. She received her M.F.A in Ceramic Art from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York in 2012. Amy earned her B.A.E (Art Education) and her B.F.A (Ceramics) from The Ohio State University In 2004. While at Ohio State, Amy was an apprentice and Undergraduate Research Scholar. Amy has been a Summer Resident and Studio Manger at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine and now serves on the advisory board. Amy was a Resident Artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, in Gatlinburg Tennessee and a four year Resident Artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Amy was awarded a McKnight Residency Grant for Ceramic Artists in a partnership through the McKnight Foundation and The Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the Ceramics Area Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of Art at Kansas State University. Amy was the Spring 2017 Visiting Instructor in Residence at Oregon College of Arts and Craft in Portland, Oregon and the Program Manager, MFA Applied Craft and Design (OCAC/PNCA) in Portland, Oregon. Amy is was the 2018-2021 Joan and David Lincoln Visiting Professor at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California and is now the Ceramics Lead at Cal Sate Los Angeles, and Visiting professor in Ceramics at Claremont Graduate University and University of Southern California's Roski School of Art and Design.