Billy Ray & Beverly Mangham

Billy Ray Mangham has been working in clay for 28 years. He received a B.A. in ceramics from San Jose State U. in San Jose, CA, and a M.A. and M.F.A. from Stephen F. Austin Univ. in Nacogdoches, TX. After teaching for the Austin museum of art and Austin Community College in Austin, TX for ten years, he purchased land and began to build his house and studio near San Marcos in 1989. He and Beverly were married in 1990.  At present his focus in clay is the process known as scraffitto - applying a colored slip to clay and cutting through that layer to the clay body.  Billy Ray and Beverly founded the Eye of the Dog Art Center in 2008.  Classes and workshops are offered in clay, mixed media, screen printing, and other media.  Previous instructors include Robin Hopper, Rimas VisGirda, Pat Johnson, Terry Buck, Gaye Lynn Hodgson, and Bunnie Haigh.  Eye of the Dog is located in a peaceful location just outside San Marcos.

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