Steve Hess
From the Summer’s Garden

Steve is an art educator, passionate gardener, designer and sculptor living in 
Overland Park, KS.  He works in concrete, hypertufa and recycled handmade paper
 and has shared his products and gardens with area garden clubs for many years.  
Steve gardens, createsand teaches regularly from his garden studio,  From the Summer’s 
Garden, which continues to be a source for inspiration and raw materials in the joyful 
creation of fantastical, functional art for your garden and you. Steve also works as creative 
director for the Printery House of Conception Abbey which creates greeting cards 
and gifts available in bookstores, through mail order and online shopping.   He balances 
this activity with creative development, design and production in his Overland Park studio
 with a staff of high school art students. From the Summer’s Garden offers unusual Studios 
and Creative Workshop experiences for people to make their own creations.  He likes to 
share “a-ha!” ideas with people, showing them how to change their thinking about traditional garden décor to keep it fresh.  An avid gardener, he has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Country Gardens Magazine, was featured on PBS television’s “The Perennial Gardener,” and appeared on “Crafting Across America” on HGTV.