Amy Santoferraro, born in Akron, Ohio, is the progeny of a carpenter and retailer. She received her MFA in Ceramic Art from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York in 2012. She earned her BAE (Art Education) and her BFA (Ceramics) from The Ohio State University In 2004. While at Ohio State, Santoferraro was an apprentice and undergraduate research scholar. She 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. She 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. Santoferraro 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. She 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.