Nancy Selvin is an independent studio artist living and working in Berkeley, California. She has taught for more than 30 years at colleges and workshops internationally, including a stint at her alma mater, UC Berkeley.
Nancy studied with Ron Nagle and the late Peter Voulkos while earning her master's degree at UC Berkeley. Among her impressive list of honors are two National Endowment Artist Fellowships, and in 2003 she was awarded a California Arts Council Fellowship. She is the past president and current Board of Trustee member for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine.
Selvin's ceramics have been written about extensively, including reviews and articles in Ceramic Art and Perception, Artweek, Studio Potter and The Kansas City Review, among others. Additionally, her work has appeared on the cover of American Craft Magazine and Ceramics Monthly.
Nancy's works are in numerous public and private collections: the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian; Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina; Oakland Museum of California; the Nora Eccles Museum, Logan, Utah; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; University of Iowa Museum of Art; and the Microsoft Art Collections, Seattle and Mountain View, California.
In addition to being an adjunct professor at CCA, Nancy also serves on the Alameda County Public Art Commission.
Adjunct Professor, Ceramics