above photo courtesy of Jeff Mertz.  www.mertz.works

above photo courtesy of Jeff Mertz.  www.mertz.works

Zachary gerhardt clemans

Gerhardt is an Adirondack chef, artist and maker currently working with natural materials from the region.  Growing up in Old Forge, his formative years were spent camping and exploring the park where he gained an appreciation and respect for the products available in the region, now vital to his practice.  Through his work with these products, he wants to interpret the character of this environment and express a sense of this place, where he is from.