What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "What do you want for your birthday," Jon wanted to know. A biggish birthday was coming up, one that ended with a five. I … [Read more...]

Nancy Selvin Goes Big — My Favorite Potter’s New Show

My favorite potter keeps potting away. Look what San Francisco Bay Area artist Nancy Selvin is up to now. I love it! Hmm. I wonder what else she will be … [Read more...]

How to Grandmother – When the Grandkids Live 2,500 Miles Away

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My friend Nancy is a potter – a world-class ceramist to be exact – and a grandmother. She’s got pots in the Oakland Museum … [Read more...]

Ceramics Envy at the Berkeley Art Center — I Want to Get My Hands into that Earthy, Messy, Squishy Clay

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I'm a writer, but whenever I visit my friend Nancy Selvin's ceramics studio, I wonder whether I've missed my calling. Maybe … [Read more...]