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Amy Doigan, Amy Doigan Selmanoff

Biography to Display: 

1954, Born, Pittsfield, Massachusetts



1975 BFA, Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 

1979 M. Ed., 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, 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

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Sonoma, California 





Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

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

Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Brushwork, Glaze, Latex Resist
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA,  gift of American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, gift of American Ceramic Society
Covered Jar
Date: 1981-1999
Form: Covered Jar
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 March 16, 2021.