EYE OF THE DOG


WELCOME!!! 

 

PLEASE GO TO OUR NEW WEBSITE WWW.EOTDAC.COM  FOR INFORMATION ON BILLY RAY MANGHAM, BEVERLY MANGHAM, AND OUR EYE OF THE DOG ART CENTER.

 

 

 

  

 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
We have some great new neighbors now, Danyel and Abby have moved into the funky house on the hill.    

LIVING ROOM

THIRD FLOOR

OUTDOOR SHOWER

BATH

SECOND FLOOR

HERE ARE SHOTS FROM OUR HOMESHOW 2009

Randy Broadnax, Robin Hopper, and Billy Ray Mangham.  Three of the Eye of the Dog faculty.

 

Bunnie Haigh teaching a workshop at Eye of the Dog Art Center.

BILLY RAY MANGHAM  In addition to his larger than life  size work in terra cotta and stoneware, Billy Ray will be showing his "Real People" series from his show at the San Angelo Fine Arts Museum and the remainder of the "41 Dogs and a Cat" series from Texas Clay Festival.  There will be a small selection of "discontinued and seconds" of Billy Ray's work on Saturday morning.  "As we move from a "manufacturing" mindset into the operation of Eye of the Dog Art Center, there is less time to be in the studio and less production of ware so the "seconds" area gets smaller each year."  Billy Ray  Billy Ray will be showing in his studio across from the bandstand.

BEVERLY MANGHAM         Beverly's recent work retains the complexity, humor, and insight of her previous work while becoming more 2 - D in nature.  This body of work is full of the excitement that comes with new discovery and a change in direction - a real sense of new beginnings.   She will also have a great new stack of her fantastic collage cards.  Beverly will be showing in her studio near the bandstand.

DIANA MELANCON     The simplicity and understatement of Diana's brushwork combined with precise and elegant forms make her work a big favorite in the Mangham household.  Everyone should be using her dinnerware on a daily basis.

 

GERY "ROCKETSKULL" HENDERSON  Gery's new work brings in the added dimension of wood fired work.  His work in Raku is joined with the deeper tones and natural colors found in wood fired work. ( Gery has been sharing a wood kiln with Steve, John Vela, and others at Bill and Bridgett Hauser's Sunset Canyon Pottery out near Dripping Springs.)

Gery's clay vocabulary continues to expand without giving up the humor and insight from his previous work.

 

JAMIE JOHNSON  This will be Jaime's first year at Sleeping Dog.  She's a gifted sculptor with an arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.  JAMIE has taken several workshops at Eye of the Dog and she and her main squeeze, Jess, have become our dear friends.

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JESS WADE  Another graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute, Jess Wade brings a humorous and focused comment on the state of the universe in both 2-D and 3-D.  

JAIME SHELTON  Jaime's work in metal - particularly the technique of repose - brings a breath of fresh air to the genre.  Her excellent craftsmanship and feeling for color combine in wonderful, artful statements.  Jaime and her husband, Dave, own and operate the Blue Goat Cafe in San Marcos - a great place to meet and eat. 

LISA McPIKE SMITH  Lisa's well crafted and colorful vignettes are a joy to behold.  We are truly happy to have Lisa return to Sleeping Dog.

 

ROBIN RENEE HICKS    Robin's hand painted black and white photos have been winning awards at major Arts and Crafts Festivals across the United States for several years.  Her attention to detail and artistic eye add up to work that draws the viewer in and transports him to another time and place.  We first met Robin on the craft fair circuit many years ago and have been friends ever since.  Robin lives on the Blanco River just outside Wimberley.

 

RYAN McKERLEY  There are no potters in America today that can match the technical expertise and eye for the form that defines Ryan's work.  Porcelain is the most vexing and unforgiving material in the world of clay and he has mastered it.  It's hard to imagine now, but Ryan began his ceramic career just out of college by working for Billy Ray at Sleeping Dog.  Ryan threw most of the forms Billy decorated and fired from about 1991 to 2001 and continues to work every now and then.  He is a great guy, he makes great stuff, everyone should have a piece of his work. 

TY JOHNSON  -  Ty is the first person to be making work in the new Eye of the Dog facility having completed his studio addition last February.  Ty and Cathy have the land next to ours and both are major players in the establishment of this Art Center as well as being the best neighbors in the world.

Ty's work in Terra Cotta, Stoneware, and Raku is excellently crafted and is chock full of wit, insight, and a view of a world where laughter is the norm and the atmosphere is light.  This is Ty's second year at the show and we are so glad to have him here.

ERIC JACKSON     A master of form and function, Eric is a master of the difficult and beautiful Shino glaze technique.  A great guy and a great potter, we're happy he is returning.

 

OUR HOME SHOW ALSO FEATURES WORK BY KEVIN HUFFAKER, TAMI LIPSCHUTZ, VICKI HARTIN, AND SUSIE MULLEN.

 

CHAIR MASSAGE EACH DAY BY SINK CREEK DAY SPA - ANGIE AND DANI.

 

CATERING BY MEIRA DAY AND CAITLYN CARNES.

FOOD     Great food is a big part of the Homeshow.  Billy Ray and Beverly love to cook and love to feed lots of people.  Billy Ray's ribs (pictured above) are rumored to have turned dyed in the wool vegetarians into full blown carnivores!  There may not be ribs at the Homeshow but the smoked turkey and other delicacies  will be sure to please.  There will also be a variety of beverages and an open bar for the Friday night gala.

LINDA SHEETS   The imagination, color, and expertise in Linda's scratchboard work has placed her at the pinnacle of scratchboard art in America.  This technique is growing in popularity and is an exciting visual treat.  Her subject matter ranges from fez wearing monkeys to funky dogs and introspective crows.  This will be Linda's first year at the show.  She also taught a workshop this fall at Eye of the Dog and everyone had a great time and learned a lot.  I was one of the participants and thoroughly enjoyed her teaching and learning a new technique.

The amazing accordian master, Ponty Bone, will be playing some foot stomping, butt rockin music at Sleeping Dog on Friday night.  Make sure you have your dancing shoes on, it's going to be one fine occasion.

ZEKE AND MARTY       Jewelry at it's finest!  Zeke and Marty have been our friends for many years and have been very  instrumental in helping us produce the home show.  Their unique combination of materials and unbeatable craftsmanship, along with a great eye for design make their one-of-a-kind pieces true works of art.  

STEVE BEIRNES     Wood fired clay work at it's finest.  This is Steves first year at the home show and we're excited to see his new work.  Insightful social commentary meets traditional wood fired functional work.  

ROBIN AMORA     Robin returns with fantastic works in fiber.  

MICHELLE METHVIN     San Marcos artist, Michelle Methvin, joins us for the first time this year.  Her work in both 2-D and 3-D is a fine example of cutting edge art in America today. 

APRIL BEDERMAN     Felt hats and wonderful works in fiber.  April has been our friend for many years and we're so happy she is returning again this year.  Her work is extremely well crafted, colorful, and functional.  Her hats make you feel good all over.

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SLEEPING DOG STUDIO IS BILLY RAY AND BEVERLY MANGHAM.  AT THE PRESENT TIME WE HAVE TWO DOGS (THAT'S "BOOGER" WINKING AT YOU) TWO CATS, A CANARY NAMED "HAMBONE", AND 8 CHICKENS.  BILLY RAY WORKS IN CLAY USING THE RAKU PROCESS AND BEVERLY WORKS WITH FOUND OBJECTS TO CREATE MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURES.  WE SELL OUR WORK PRIMARILY AT JURIED ART FAIRS ACROSS THE NATION, MOSTLY IN TEXAS, TENNESSEE, AND LOUISIANA, AND AT A FEW GALLERIES HERE AND THERE. 

 

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR A GREAT BAR B QUE SONG.  I WROTE THIS AND RECORDED IT WITH THE HELP OF MY FRIEND STEVE JAMES (OF KING SLIM) AND WE PRODUCED IT WITH THE HELP OF TRINITY CERAMICS AND ANGELA GALLIA.

  

 "Blessing of the Pork " .  THIS PAGE HAS BEEN REQUESTED Hit Counter TIMES.

     
     
     

 

   

 

 


   

 



BILLY RAY'S STUDIO
KILN AREA
THE "RANG TAIL" PARTY PAVILION WITH BUMPER POOL, DARTS, AND 4 BAR B QUE PITS THE NEWLY COMPLETED TOOL SHED ON THE LEFT WITH THE GLAZE TRAILER IN THE BACKGROUND


TRAVELS WITH DICKWEED
HAVE BEEN TRAVELING WITH A PLASTER DOG FOR THE PAST 5 OR 6 YEARS. HIS NAME IS DICK WEED, HE'S A FLAKEY SAINT BERNARD BUT A VERY GOOD TRAVELING COMPANION. I HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL HUNDRED PICTURES OF HIM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, FROM LAS VEGAS TO MEXICO, FROM CANADA TO SAN FRANCISCO AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN. BELOW ARE A FEW SHOTS FROM A TRIP UP IN THE PANHANDLE OF TEXAS.
 


DICKWEED WITH BUDDY HOLLY IN LUBBOCK.

DICKWEED WITH A TALL CHICK IN LAMESA, TEXAS.

DICKWEED LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS, JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.



TWO ART DOGS.

MIKE AND RANDY



PICTURED HERE ARE TWO HAMSTER CONTROL DEVICES. TAKE YOUR PICK.



WELDED STEEL AND CLAY
SCULPTURE BY BILLY RAY