Plainview native joins Wayland faculty

PLAINVIEW - Mark Hilliard has joined the faculty of Wayland Baptist University as instructor of art in the Division of Fine Arts.

A native of Plainview, Hilliard is a 1981 graduate of Plainview High School and has a bachelor of fine arts degree from McMurry College. He earned his master of arts degree from West Texas A&M University.

Hilliard has worked as an adjunct art instructor for Wayland for several years and was self-employed in the farming industry.

His art interests deal heavily in the arena of ceramics and sculpture, and Hilliard produces both studio art ceramics and production pottery. His work encompasses the range from earthenware to porcelain, including primitive techniques such as pit firing and raku. Hilliard also has experience in bronze casting and has worked in a bronze foundry.

The grandson of the namesake of Wayland's J.V. Hilliard Field, Hilliard has given several workshops on wheel throwing and has served as a judge and show chairman for local exhibits. His own work has been exhibited in a number of shows, including many appearances in the Plains Art Association Spring Show, the Llano Wine and Clay Festival, the Lubbock Arts Festival and in student shows at various universities.