Her husband, Bill Verhelst,
whom I still like to describe as having written the book on sculptural
materials (because he did), taught sculpture at SMU. Then as now, he makes
fanciful small and large structures unlike anyone else's I have ever seen.
a window setting at Marty & Richard's home
Note the early Frances Bagley on the right.
Marty Ray makes
pots. She teaches ceramics and sculpture at NorthLake College in Irving
and instigates things — like the White
Rock Lake Artists Tour and the recent Texas Mud show
(although she didn't appreciate that title) at DCCA.
Over the years I've been paying attention, her pots have
evolved to portray dynamic, complex scenarios involving art and artists
and making and exhibiting art.