Best known for works such as *Nolinas* in which hand-made vessels are displayed on shelves, [her] pieces speak to Selvin’s fascination with the form of the vessel — a theme that has sustained her attention for many years. The treatment of the surfaces, with her use of underglaze, screened images and text, creates a feeling of timelessness, as if the objects have been unearthed rather than newly created in Selvin’s Berkeley studio.
— Lindsey Kouvaris, Curator, de Saisset Museum
International Academy of Ceramics 2015
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship 1988
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship 1980
California Arts Council, Visual Artist Fellowship 2003
California Craftsman Award 1978
Art History Lecturer, DeYoung Museum, SF 2007
Distinguished Artist Lecture, Renwick Alliance 2005
Urban Glass, First Prize, Martini Glass Competition 1998
Guest Artist, Watershed Center For Ceramic Arts 1998
Oakland Business Arts Award, Individual Artist 1990
Outstanding Educator, Studio Potter Foundation 1988
Skaggs Foundation, Program Development Grant 1986
Westwood Ceramic Nat'l, Purchase Award 1980