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Amy Doigan, Amy Doigan Selmanoff

Biography to Display: 

Born 1954  Pittsfield, Massachusetts



1975 BFA Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 

1979 MEd Lesley College (now Lesley University), Cambridge, Massachusetts 



1997-1998 Potter and Quilter, Utrecht, The Netherlands 



1979-1981 Educational Liaison, Educational Collaborative, Westborough State Hospital, Westborough, Massachusetts 

1981- 1999 Potter 

1999-2019 Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Park School, Baltimore, Maryland 



Amy Doigan is known for functional wheel thrown porcelain plates, platters, bowls, teapots, pitchers, covered jars, cups, and mugs that are typically reduction fired.  The surface treatment is slip trailing and/or brushwork in white, blue, and lavender under a transparent glaze. Motifs include dragonflies and flowers.  

In 1988 Amy Doigan moved from Baltimore Clayworks to a studio shared with fellow potter Peter Kaiser. In their shared work space, they built a gas kiln.   

Public Collections




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

Doigan scratched into clay, in script, on bottom of pot.

ca 1981-1999
ca 1981-1999
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.135
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.135
Covered Jar
Date: ca 1981-1999
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown (Thrown, cut into two pieces; bottom half faceted. )
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Clear Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 16, 2023.