Amy Santoferraro, assistant professor of art at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, was born in Akron, Ohio. She received her MFA in ceramic art from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York. Santoferraro earned her BAE (Art Education) and her BFA (Ceramics) from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Santoferraro 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. She was a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, In Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Santoferraro was a 2014 recipient of a McKnight Residency Grant for Ceramic Artists at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.