Marcia Selsor was born in Philadelphia and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Ceramics with Bill Daley at the Philadelphia University for the Arts. She received a
Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with the former British sculptor, Nicholas Vergette.
In 2007, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Potter's Council of the
American Ceramic Society. She is Professor Emerita at Montana State University
Billings where she taught ceramics for 25 years. She authored the book "Modelos de
la Alfareria de Agost" while researching the traditional potters of Spain during a
Fulbright Research Fellowship in 1985-86. She taught ceramics at the Tashkent
Institute of the Arts in Uzbekistan on a second Fulbright Award in 1994.
She has had Artists' Residencies at Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, two
in Uzbekistan, the Straumur Artists' Commune in Iceland, the Archie Bray Foundation
in Montana, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and La Meridiana near
Her work is in public and private collections on three continents. She works in a variety
of ceramics techniques. Her architectural pieces often incorporate the sculptural
imagery of Romanesque symbolism. Her Raku plaques reflect the vivacity of living in
Montana through the imagery of wild mustangs that live near her home.
She teaches workshops in Spain, the U.S., Italy and Canada. In 2005,
she served as the Ceramics Program Director at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and
has served on the technical staff for Ceramics Monthly since 1998. Her work has
appeared in several books: Extruded Ceramics by Baird, Advanced Raku Techniques,
Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques and Raku: A Practical Approach. Selsor has
also written numerous articles for Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, British Archaeological Reports (BAR) and NCECA journals. She know lives in Brownsville, Texas.