Clay Street Press

Clay Street Press was founded in 1981 by Mark Patsfall, a master printer and practicing artist. Clay Street Press collaborates with artists from all over the world and specializes in the printing of small edition hand-pulled prints in a range of media including lithography, etching, woodcut and silkscreen. Clay Street Press opened a gallery in 2004 to exhibit and sell the prints it produces in curated shows.

For over three decades, Mark Patsfall has worked closely with artists and arts organizations to produce and publish prints recognized for the superior quality of their craftsmanship. The highly regarded Clay Street Press maintains its reputation as one of Cincinnati’s most technically assured and innovative makers of art.

Mark Patsfall, Cinesketch

Mark Patsfall, Cinesketch, 2002, intaglio and woodcut on Rives paper, 7” LCD TV/media player, video, 56 x 49.5”, Edition of 5



Mark Fox
the by and by, 2005 
silkscreen in two
colors on back,
silkscreen and
lithograph on front,
46 x 55”,
Edition of 20


Tim McMichael
Scope, 2008
silkscreen and volcanic
ash in epoxy
resin on acrylic
sheet and steel,
12” diameter,
Edition of 6


the by and by

Clay Street Press

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    Mark Fox, the by and by, 2005, silkscreen in two colors on back, silkscreen and lithograph on front, 46 x 55”, Edition of 20

    Mark Fox (b. 1963, Cincinnati, OH) creates multimedia installations as well as performances in contemporary puppet/object theater. Working across media, including drawing, sculpture, painting and installation, and with a pervasive interest in pushing the boundaries of paper, Fox plays with the intersection of intention and chance.

    Mark Fox received his MFA from Stanford University and his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. His work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA) and The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), among other institutions.


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    Tim McMichael, Scope, 2008, silkscreen and volcanic ash in epoxy resin on acrylic sheet and steel, 12” diameter, Edition of 6

    Artist Tim McMichael’s (b. 1972, Cincinnati, OH) work examines overlapping realities and myths of natural systems and human constructs, their psychological impact and enduring power. It also explores the periodical life of maps and their base ability to quantify concepts that are vast and ephemeral. Recent work explores environmental issues as well as the current political situation.

    McMichael has a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He has exhibited work at the Olin Gallery (Kenyon College, Gambier, OH), Contemporary Arts Center, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery (all Cincinnati, OH) and The Artery (Newport, KY), among others.










  Participating Artists     
Richard Bitting
Mark Fox
Frank Herrmann
Anthony Luensman
Tim McMichael
Matt Mullican
Mark Patsfall



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