Clay Harmon

Clay Harmon is a photo-based printmaker living in Asheville North Carolina. For the last two decades, Clay has been using alternative printing processes for memorializing his photographic images. He has mastered platinum/palladium and a host of other 19th century photographic print processes such as gum bichromate, cyanotype, and van dyke brown. Somewhere along this fifteen year journey, he began getting ink under his fingernails and dove headfirst into mastering the photogravure process. 

While never one to walk away from taking a pretty landscape picture in the northern latitudes, his favorite subject matter is the quirky world of parking garages, nighttime urban scenes and freeway overpasses, with the occasional statue’s butt, cathedral interior and offbeat portrait thrown in the mix.

He enjoys sharing his knowledge and has taught alternative process workshops for the Houston Center for Photography and Project Basho in Philadelphia, Asheville Bookworks, North Light Workshops and the Penland School of Crafts.

Clay has exhibited widely with both solo and group shows at Blue Spiral Gallery and Pink Dog Gallery in Asheville, Fotofest in Houston, Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, Houston Center for Photography, and the Clear Lake Arts Alliance. His work is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and in private collections in the Americas, Europe and the Far East.

Asheville Printmakers 2014-2024

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