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"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

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What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

Nancy Selvin and Barbara Falconer Newhallat Nancy's studio with a Selvin tea pot she bought for her birthday. Photo by Barbara Newhall

What did I want for my biggest, fattest birthday yet? I wanted to visit to Nancy Selvin’s pottery studio — and go home a beautiful pot. Read more.


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

selvin, nancy. Large Pot With Lustre Wedge, 2016.

My favorite potter keeps potting away. Look what noted San Francisco Bay Area ceramic artist Nancy Selvin is up to now. Read more.


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

Berkeley CA ceramist Nancy Selvin with her dog in front of her large painting, 2013. Photo by BF Newhall

My friend Nancy is a potter – a world-class ceramist to be exact – and a grandmother. Much as she loves her work, Nancy wants to spend time with her grandsons – and not just a Thanksgiving dinner here and a birthday party there. The trouble is, the young boys live a continent away. Read more.


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

Nancy Selvin's Large Pot with Green Base 2012. Photo by BF Newhall


I’m a writer, but whenever I visit my friend Nancy Selvin’s ceramics studio, I wonder whether I’d rather be working with something more tangible than words and ideas — like clay.