Marcia Selsor

Red Lodge, Montana

Marcia Selsor was born and reared in Philadelphia. At a very young age, Marcia showed an amazing talent for the arts garnering a Merit Award in Young Philadelphia Artists in 1963. She received her diploma from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1966. After high school, she studied at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, where she received her B.F.A. in 1970 majoring in Dimensional Design Ceramics with minors in Painting and Art History. She was a student of William Daley and Paula Winokur. In 1973, she received her M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where she was a student of Nicholas Vergette and majored in Ceramics and minors in Art History and Women's Studies. In 1975, she accepted a teaching position at Montana State University, Billings, where she retired in 2000. While at Montana State, she served as Department Chair and President of Faculty Senate. From January to May of 2005, she was director of the ceramics program and graduate mentor at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She has also served on the board of NCECA and most recently as Brownsville Museum of Fine Art interim director. She has conducted many pottery making workshops around the world as well as a myriad of residencies. Twice, she was awarded a Fulbright scholar in 1985/86 and 1994. Her work in ceramics is diverse being both functional and non-functional in content, where there is a feeling of complete exploration in the medium in the manner of Karl Martz. A portion of her group exhibition record includes: NCECA, Student Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin, 1974; 3rd Biennial Lake Superior International Crafts Exhibit, Tweed Museum, Duluth, Minnesota, 1975; Downstairs, Downtown, Invitational, Louisville, Kentucky 1975; Illinois Craftsmen State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, Purchase Award, 1975; National Show Teapot Invitational, Haynes Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 1976; What’s New in Clay National Juried Exhibition, University Houston,Texas, 1982; Women in Design International, Congress of Female Architects, Paris, FRANCE, 1983; AAUW National Art Mart, Greeley, Colorado, 1985; El Dia del Museo Internacional , Museo de Alfareria, Agost/Alicante, Spain, 1986; Clay West Regional Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Missoula, Montana, 1988; 100 Years of Montana Women Artists, traveling show: Custer County Art Center, Miles City, Montana, 1989; Electrum XIX, National Exhibition, Holter Museum, Helena, Montana, 1990; US/Soviet Artists Invitational, Northern Arizona University Galleries, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1991; Western Regional Clay Invitational, The Year of American Craft, Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 1992; International Ceramics Symposium Exhibition, Union of Artists Exhibition Hall, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1993; Marking the Millennium; Sketches of Spain, an Installation, Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1993; International Women in the Arts, Erector Square Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut, 1997; Fulbright Artists 20th Anniversary, International Meridian Center, Washington, DC, 1997; Earth and Fire; Selected Ceramic Artists from the Northwest, Layton Gallery, Yakima, Washington, 2000; Faculty Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, MSU-Billings, Montana, 2001; Archie Bray Foundation, Resident Artists in Spokane, Washington, 2002; The Vase, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan, 2002; Remembrance 9/11 Tribute, Marshall Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina, 2002; The Clay Studio Annual Auction, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003; Raku Masters, Finch Pottery, Bailey, North Carolina, 2004; Faculty Exhibition, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005; Vasefinder International,, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Her work has been celebrated in over 25 solo exhibitions and a myriad of publications, such as Ceramics Monthly; Pottery Making Illustrated; Studio Potter; American Craft; Billings Gazette; Raku: A Practical Approach; The Extruder Book; Clay Times and etc. A portion of permanent collections include: Archie Bray Foundation Permanent Collection, Helena, Montana; Margaret Greenham Theater, Walter Phillips Permanent Collection Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; Museum of Plastic Arts, Tumen, Russia; Springfield Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Springfield, Illinois; Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona; Instituto de Cultura Juan Gilbert Alicante, Spain; International Center of Artists, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Riga Museum of Fine Arts, Riga, Latvia; Yellowstone Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Billings, Montana and etc.


Artist's Works

Item: Obvara Orb with Spirals, low fired

Dimensions: 7.5 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide

Price: SOLD

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Item: Saggar Fired Orb Salmon Color, low fired clay

Dimensions: 4.125 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide

Price: Sold to Nevada

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Item: Decorated Covered Jar, porcelain

Dimensions: 4.75 inches tall by 4.875 inches wide

Price: SOLD to Silver City, Nevada

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Item: Porcelain Vase with Cows 

Dimensions: 9.625 inches tall by 4.875 inches wide

Price: $175.00, plus s/i

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Item: Winter Pasture Vase, porcelain (slight factory roughness to foot from kiln removal)

Dimensions: 7.5 inches tall by 5.125 inches wide

Price: SOLD to Nevada

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Item: Carved Celadon Vase, porcelain

Dimensions: 5.125 inches tall by 5.875 inches wide

Price: $140.00 plus s/i

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Item: Saggar Fired Orb Salmon Color, low fired clay

Dimensions: 5.25 inches tall by 5.125 inches wide

Price: $90.00, plus s/i

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