Today Billy Ray and his wife Beverly, who is also an artist, maintain their studio south of Austin in San Marcos. His work is sold in galleries from all over the United States and sought after by collectors. When asked what the core of his work is Billy Ray responded," I am continually seeking answers to why I have chosen this path. I am working with two now. First clay enables me to focus, concentrate, and pay attention. Paying attention, and being in the present makes me truly alive. The second reason I have chosen this path with clay is that it connects me to the memory and history of our species. As a culture we seem to have lost values and direction that are important to our survival. When I touch clay, I re-connect with those things.