Billy Ray Mangham, co-owner of Eye of the Dog Art Center, didn’t always do clay. But once he got started he couldn’t stop, getting his undergraduate degree in California in clay and a Master’s of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin University.
“When I first touched clay I kind of fell in love with it. It’s such a plastic medium and it’s just immediate. It literally grounds you and makes you feel good,” Mangham said. “It’s one of those things that you can spend your whole life trying to get really good at and in about 15 minutes you can make something pretty cool. It has both those aspects. It’s always a challenge and yet it’s always easy to do and play with.”