​​A Short Introduction


Marcia Selsor has over 50 years experience working in Ceramics. She is a Professor Emerita at Montana State University-Billings where she taught for 25 years from 1975-2000. In addition she has taught workshops throughout the U.S., Canada, Spain, France, Scotland and Italy. She first fired Raku during a workshop with Paul Soldner in 1968. 


Selsor has received two Fulbright Scholars’ Awards: Spain 1985-86 and Uzbekistan 1994. She has had 12 studio residencies.  Her work is in public collections in 11 countries on three continents. Her work has been featured in numerous books and international magazines and won numerous awards. She was elected to to the Boards of the National Council of Education of Ceramic Art (NCECA)  in 1990, Potters Council (now ICAN) of the American Ceramics Society in 2007, and Ceramics Monthly Technical Staff serving for 5 years.. She lives in Red Lodge, Montana.


She has been teaching online courses through Teachinart.com since 2016 and teaches several hands-on workshops a year focusing on Alternative Firing processes, Obvara and most recently Soluble Salts. She has taught workshops at La Meridiana since 2001 and will be there May 31-June 5, 2020 to teach Saggar-firing Soluble Salts and in Worthing, England May 23-24 and 26-27 (sold out).


Welcome to my Webpage
I am developing this page to provide information about myself as a ceramic  artist, how-to information about firing processes, contact information for workshops, and a gallery of various techniques that I have used over the years. 

 I celebrated working in clay for half a century in 2016.  I find the medium to provide a direction of pursuit in creative processes that never fades. Bare with me as these pages continue to develop and provide more information on alternative processes. Select from the drop-down menu in the subjects above to navigate to topics of your interests. I will continue to add different processes and techniques plus upcoming events, so come back and visit from time to time. I update workshop schedules, exhibitions, and activities regularly.