About the Artist

Linda Bernstein is certified by the PMC Guild USA(1999), PMC Connection(2001) and PMC Guild Japan(2006), as well as being one of the original eight chosen by the PMC Connection to be a Senior Instructor. She was Educational Coordinator for workshops at conferences and retreats offered by PMC Connection and editor of the PMCC quarterly newsletter "Metal Clay Connections". Linda has taught numerous workshops in PMC, as well as polymer clay and other media, throughout the country, the UK and Australia. A veteran author, art juror, and exhibit curator, Linda has also made appearances on the Carol Duvall show. Linda holds a BA in Art Education and a Masters in Special Education, both from Northeastern Illinois University. She has been involved in art and art education for over forty years. She has made a series of instructional videos about PMC, “Silver in No Time”, and written many articles. Among her many students are: Jackie Truty, Donna Kato, Hattie Sanderson, Sherry Viktora, Leslie Tieke and Ann Philippe. Linda’s artwork, products and videos are available through her website "Artique".
Linda Bernstein is a Senior Instructor for the PMC Connection,
certified by the PMC Guild USA and PMC Guild Japan..

Teaching Overview

Taught workshops at:
Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park IL, 1998-2006
Polymer Clay Haven Event, 2000, Louisville KY
Bead in Hand, and Magpie Studio, Oak Park IL
Funky Hannah’s, Racine WI
Carolina Moon, Des Plaines IL
Faculty Polymer Clay Haven Event, 2001, IL
Faculty National Polymer Clay Guild, Courting the Muse, 2001, Philadelphia PA
Firehouse Studio, Marshall MI
Beadazzled, Evanston IL
Faculty Bead and Button Show 2002, 2003 , 2004, 2005 and 2006
Faculty PMC Guild Conference, 2004, University New Mexico and 2006 Purdue University
PMC Studio, Amersham, UK 2005 staff training and specialty classes
Ceramic and Craft Centre, Australia March 2007 PMC specialty classes
PMC Connection Artists Retreat, September 2005, April 2007



POLYinforMER (National Polymer Clay Guild Newsletter)
Fall 1997, “Tri-Color Skinner Blend Bead”
Spring 1999, “Tory Hughes Interview: Art & Adventure”
Spring 2001 issue, "Silver in No Time"

The Rubber Stamper Magazine
May / June 1998 Issue, “Beautiful Clay Picture Frame”
September / October 1998 Issue, “Pumpkins, Witches and Ghosts-Oh My!”
November / December 1998 Issue, “Remembering Hanukkah”
July/August 1999 Issue, Featured in “Scratching the Surface-A Polymer Clay Primer”
July/August 1999 Issue, “In the Garden - Creating a Clay Frame”
March/April 2001 Issue, “Suddenly Silver”

The American Artist
October 1998, "Polymer Clay a New and Versatile Medium”

Inspirational Crafts
#5 “Polymer Clay Dreidel”

Bead and Button
Issue # 30 April ’98, “The Goddess Necklace”

Jewelry Crafts
December 1999 Issue, Featured in “A Complete Guide to Gold Plating”
December 2000 Issue, “Mastering the Mystical Mold”

Studio PMC 
1999 Vol. 2 No. 4, Gallery “Eye in the Sky”
1999 Vol. 3 No. 1, Gallery “Bud Necklace”
2000 Vol.3 No 2, Featured Artist in “Portfolio”
2002 Vol.5 No.2, "Molds and PMC"

Lapidary Journal
September 2000 Issue,  “Precious Metal Clay Vessel Pendant”
May 2001 Issue,  “Precious Metal Clay Hidden Barrel Clasp Bead”
January 2002 Issue,  “Enameled Silver Bracelet”
August 2002 Issue,  “Dichroic and PMC pendant”

March/April 2003, Precious Metal Clay Talisman

Glass Art
July/August 2003, Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay Silver: An Overview

Art Jewelry
September 2006, Peacock Cloisonne

Featured in:
"Fundamentals of Polymer Clay” by Barbara McGuire p. 15
"Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects" by Jacqueline Gikow
"Polymer Clay 2000 Calendar", two pieces “Tusk” and “Bone”
“Creative Stamping in Polymer Clay” by Barbara McGuire p. 106, 107, &115.

PolyMurMur (Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild Newsletter)
“Slices” ongoing series of interviews with artists, including: Tory Hughes, Donna Kato, Karen Kozak, Lynn Hershberger, Sue Heaser, Marie Segal, Becky Preston, Karen Lewis, Tamila Darling, Patricia Colby Gulbranson, Julie Wise, Hope Phillips, Mike Buesseler, Laura Liska, Kris Richards, Judy Schwab, Sarah Nelson Shriver, Petra, Elise Winters, Maureen Carlson, Julia Sober, Bette Abdu, Emi Fukushima, Jeff Dever and Jenny Bezingue.

Awards, Honors and Exhibitions

Juror: Fusion 2001: The Fine Art of Metal Clay, An International Juried Competition and Invitational Show, Presented by Expressions Graphics of Oak Park
“Small Works”, “One of a Kind”, “Millennium Materials”: national juried shows at the Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois.
“Faculty Show” 1999, 2000, and 2001, “In View” 2000: at the Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois.
“Pieces” in Highland Park, IL. , “Lindsey Gallery” in Oak Park, IL. , “Brickton Gallery” in Park Ridge, IL. “Citywoods” in Highland Park, IL, “Urban Gallery” in Chicago IL
Association Craft and Creative Industries trade shows 1997, 1998 and 1999 work displayed by Polyform Products and taught workshop in 1998 for Polyform Products
President and workshop coordinator: Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild-1997-2000
Vice-president and membership coordinator: Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild –2000-2002
Association Craft and Creative Industries trade show 1999 and Hobby Industries Association 2000 demonstrator for Scratch Art Company
American Craft and Creative Industries trade show 2000 demonstrator for Petroglyph

Online Galleries

National Polymer Clay Guild, Polyform Products, PMC Guild and PMC Connection.

Television Appearances and Video Tapes

Interviewed by Marge Howard board of directors of Suburban Fine Arts Center,
     August 1998, for cable TV, “Adventures in Polymer Clay”
     March 1999, for cable TV, “Metal Effects in Polymer Clay”
     May 2001, for cable TV, "Precious Metal Clay"
     May 2004, for cable TV, “Gold Precious Metal Clay”

Carol Duvall Shows –
“Metal Clay Pendant”,
"Metal Clay Beads" and
"Metal Clay Stamped Pendant"

6 DVD Series: "Silver in No Time" - Precious Metal Clay Workshops,
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced DVDs by Abbadabba Productions.

NPCG.org Guild Member

Precious Metal Clay Guild Member (PMCGuild.com)