Linda Hess

I have been working with polymer clay since 1994, when I bought a piece from an artist and she allowed me to "pick her brain" about the stuff. I went to the craft shop, bought some, and started on my polymer journey!

Currently I teach polymer clay classes to children in after-school groups and to adults through local bead shops. Their abilities never cease to amaze! I never feel I am going to "work" because I have such fun. I sell my work at craft shows, online, and through local shops. Others have described my work as not fitting into any one niche. I can safely describe my style as multi media/multi-dimensional. I sculpt, cane, quilt, paint, sew, work in paper and scrapbooking...pretty much anything that is asked (Can you??? is a popular question that has only once or twice been answered to the negative).

I am married and have 3 beautiful children.

Related Experience

Love a Challenge! I have participated in multiple company challenges through the years: Amaco Bottles of Hope CHA 2007, 2008, Design Accent Rooms CHA 2007, Makin's Clay CHA 2006, Tara Materials Business Card Holder Challenge CHA 2006, Arnold Grummer's Card Challenge CHA 2005, Polyform's Designer Showcase CHA 2005 & 2006, "House That Crafts Built" ACCI 2003 & 2004,

Published Designs

Polymer To Art Magazine: Water 2013
Polymer Cafe Magazine: Fall 2003, Summer 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Summer 2005, Spring 2006, December 2011
The Rubber Stamper: Nov/Dec 2006
Decorating Digest Craft & Home Projects: Sept/Oct 2006, July/Aug 2006
Pack-O-Fun Christmas: 2005
30 Days of Crafting: Nov/Dec 2005
Artful Ways With Polymer Clay by Dottie McMillan 2005
CNA magazine: Gypsy Jewelry Challenge 2004 & Home Decor Challenge 2003
Adapting Quilts in Polymer Clay by SaraJane Helm & Judith Skinner 2006
Celebrations With Polymer Clay by SaraJane Helm 2003
Regular Contributor to (scrapbook how-to in every issue)
Multiple How-to designs available on

Awards and Achievements

Member-at-large NPCG 2006-2007
Member SCD 2003-2005
Design Member CHA 2005-present
Creative Paperclay Design Team Member May 2013-October 2013

Craft Specialties

  • Accessories
  • Basic Crafts
  • Home Decor Crafts
  • Jewelry Crafts
  • Jewelry Crafts-Beads
  • Kids Crafts
  • Mixed Media
  • Modeling Crafts-Air-Dry Clay
  • Modeling Crafts-Paper
  • Modeling Crafts-Polymer Clay
  • Rubber Stamp Crafts
  • Scrapbooking
  • Wearables
  • Services Offered

  • Demonstrating
  • Product Testing
  • Teaching
  • Writing Articles
  • Designs Available for Purchase. Email for details. Pictures available on request.