Nancy Selvin trained as a sculptor at the University California, Berkeley, both in the undergraduate and graduate programs, receiving an MA in ceramics in 1970. At UC Berkeley, Selvin studied with Ron Nagle and the late Peter Voulkos. From these remarkable artist/professors, Selvin learned the lessons of scale, volume, compositional finesse and, most importantly, energy—how to tap it and how to articulate it in sculptural form. Selvin has been an independent studio artist in Berkeley for the last thirty years, has taught college courses in ceramics, and has conducted workshops nationally and internationally.
Excerpted from the Daum Museum Catalogue, 2004