Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?

Interested in becoming a NO Days Featured Artist?



Want to share your artwork made using NO Days products with the world? We want to help you promote your work! We love seeing the various ways artists are using NO Days products! We share our Featured Artist spotlight with our newsletter subscribers, our Facebook friends and fans, on our Featured Artist Page and right here on our blog, linking back to your website.

Simply send an email to info@nodaysadhesives.com with the subject: Featured Artist. Be sure to include your name, email address, and website (if you have one) along with a brief bio and pictures of yourself and your artwork made with NO Days Products. Not sure what to include in a bio? Tell us how you became interested in playing with glass or crafts. How about where you get your inspiration? Oh! And don't forget to tell us why you love using NO Days!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

No Days Featured Artist - Karen Dixon of Karen Dixon Kiln-Formed Glass

Karen Dixon of Karen Dixon Kiln-Formed Glass

Karen Dixon is an award winning glass artist.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the south at juried gallery and museum exhibitions. Her most recent award was the Maury Smith Award at the 39th Annual Montgomery Art Guild, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art Exhibition in spring 2011.  
Karen is a co-owner of Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery & Studio, LLC located just south of Birmingham in Pelham, AL. The studio offers  a fine art glass gallery, architectural commissions and courses in kiln-formed glass.


Karen holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Her training as a scientist has been instrumental in her commitment to fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.  It is this love of experimentation that continues to drive her technical development as a specialist in kiln-formed glass.


 "I use lots of pieces and layers in my work.  I was very happy to find No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive so parts stay where I place them, and it sets up quickly. I especially like it for creating projects with multiple layers that require specific placement of pieces to give a dimensional effect. It saves time and it fires clean at tack, full and casting temperatures."  


 In addition to creating her own artwork, Karen also teaches classes and co-runs a glass gallery, Dixon-Ballog Glass Gallery and Studio. They offer everything from walk in projects to classes on box and open face castings.


 For Karen's personal website, visit www.kdixonglass.com.
For more information on the glass studio, gallery and classes offered, visit www.dixon-ballog.com.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Featured Artist Barb Byrne of Eclectic Treasures





Barb Byrne of Eclectic Treasures has always immersed herself in arts & crafts. She began sewing in high school, working with embroidery and needlework as a young adult, and then spinning and basket weaving when she moved with her husband to a 300-acre farm in mid-Missouri in 1990.
In the late 90s, she wove a full-sized baby cradle for her first grandchild and it was so well-received that she began a small business, aptly named Heirloom Cradles, making and selling doll cradles of all sizes, including miniatures. While on the farm, Barb began growing her own gourds after discovering gourd art, turning her gourds into decorated vases, bowls, and jewelry. She found a way to marry her love of weaving with gourds and her specialty became weaving natural materials onto the rims of decorated gourds.
Fused Glass Coasters using
No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
for Frit Detailing

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Creating Fused Glass Mosaics ~ A Tutorial

No Days ThinFuse is a thin heat activated adhesive film that allows you to build intricate fused glass designs in a comfortable workspace, and then easily transport your piece to the kiln, ensuring your design stays put. It essentially creates a faux tack fuse, allowing you to eliminate extra firings and cut back on the amount of time it takes to finish a multi-step fused glass project.  Once the adhesive has been heat set, you can continue to add elements to the piece before firing in a kiln.  ThinFuse is a perfect solution for creating quick & easy fused glass mosaics.
Tools and Materials
Materials:
  • No Days ThinFuse Adhesive
  • fusible Spectrum System 96 glass
  • System 96 Carolina Frit
  • Ryan Staub fusing cane
  • No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
Tools:
  • glass cutter, running pliers, mosaic nippers
  • scissors or craft blade
  • spoon, small brush
  • standard heat gun, embossing tool, or conventional/toaster oven
  • kiln

Friday, August 17, 2012

Featured Artist Laury Burns of Mywave Mosaics

Laury Burns of Mywave Mosaics

Laury Burns of Mywave Mosaics hails from a large family, the youngest of 7 kids, who were interested in all things art from a very young age. She made a conscious decision during childhood not to major in art, believing it would be too hard to make a living as an artist. With her father's profession as an anatomy professor, and her love of math and science, it made sense for Laury to get her B.S. in Zoology instead.
Mosaic Bull Skull

Monday, August 6, 2012

Micro Mosaic Tutorial - No Days Groutless Adhesive


No Days Groutless Micro Mosaic Tutorial

No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive quickly secures glass, ceramic and stone tiles to substrates and fills in grout lines during heating. It's a one step glue and grout process that works perfectly with the Micro Mosaic process.

With all the tiny tiles, you want to make sure that you're not covering a large surface, unless you don't mind having projects sit for awhile :) The shadowbox I filled for this tutorial is 5" x 7" and it took approximately 5 hours to cut the tiles and assemble the pieces. You can save yourself some time by buying pre-cut tiles.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No Days Road Show - Norwood Custom Glass, Cincinnati, Ohio

Norwood Custom Glass specializes in creating custom stained glass windows,
etching, carving and beveling glass (including mirror), and fused and painted glass.
This is Norwood Custom Glass, located just on the North side of Cincinnati, Ohio. I absolutely love the Art Deco styling of the building. I visited Norwood Custom Glass in June for a No Days Road Show and was amazed by the studio set-up. There's such a large inventory of glass, patterns, tools and materials!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Featured Artist Susan Gamble of Santa Theresa Tile Works

Susan Gamble is the owner and artistic director at Santa Theresa Tile Works in Tucson, Arizona. She uses one-of-a-kind hand made ceramic tiles in mosaics to create stunningly detailed and breathtaking mosaics for custom installations, commissions and public art.
No Days Featured Artist Susan Gamble of
Santa Theresa Tile Works in Tucson, AZ
 She recently used No Days Mosaic Adhesive to complete a mosaic installation on Wedi Board. "Both the installer and I are quite pleased with the results. No Days Mosaic Adhesive worked really well."
Custom mosaic installation using handmade ceramic tiles from
Santa Theresa Tile Works and No Days Mosaic Adhesive on Wedi Board
"When working with larger ceramic tiles (that can sometimes be warped), you can layer the No Days Mosaic Adhesive to build up a thicker layer of adhesive behind the pieces." Alternatively, she suggests using the No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive behind the tiles that are warped, because it is a thicker layer of film that eliminates the need to layer the adhesive. 
Step by step Groutless Mosaic Adhesive on Wedi board with Santa Theresa tiles
 "I got quite good at building up layers of adhesive, using the heat gun, etc.  I have developed some good
 skills and techniques." 

As well as making the ceramic tiles, Santa Theresa Tile Works offers classes in making tiles and mosaics. Watch for the New Technology Workshops, where Susan offers her experience and advice in working with No Days Mosaic Adhesive. Some of her students have gone on to create architectural mosaics of their own, including a large mosaic fire pit.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Creating Fused Glass Mosaics Using No Days ThinFuse

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.


Creating fused glass mosaics is a breeze using No Days ThinFuse. When you heat set the adhesive to hold the glass pieces in place, you create a faux tack fuse with a super strong bond that allows you to "frout" (grouting with frit) your piece without waiting! If the glass pieces set up but they're not where you want them, simply re-heat to re-position the piece.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Featured Artist Jennifer Urbaniak of My Little Pink Boutique

Jennifer Urbaniak of My Little Pink Boutique
 
"I was working for a supplier in the art glass world about 4 years ago as a general manager for the company, when I decided to try my hand at crafting. Barb Steffan from Sunshine Glassworks exposed me to fused glass, and I was hooked from day one!

   I began creating and selling my jewelry pieces in local art shows. This past summer, I proudly received two awards: Best in Show at the Lancaster Fine Arts Show (Lancaster, NY) and the Special Judges Award at the Quaker Arts Show (Orchard Park, NY).

    I have begun lampworking in the past few years, as well as building mosaics occasionally. I love the No Days Mosaic Adhesive Film because it allows me the freedom to easily remove and replace tesserae as I change my mind and my mosaic designs evolve!" 

Visit www.mylittlepinkboutique.com.

Monday, July 2, 2012

No Days Road Show - The Glass Galleria - St. Louis, MO

Glass Galleria owner Ann Novotny ~ all smiles!
Streuter visited The Glass Galleria in Saint Louis, Missouri the weekend of April 28th, 2012 for a No Days Road Show and Groutless Mosaic Adhesive class!
Students sampling the different styles of Toyo cutters available

No Days Instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda opened with demos of the different mosaic adhesives before diving in and having students start cutting glass for their Groutless Coasters. If you've ever wanted to try a different style of cutter or need some tips on cutting glass, then you need to get to a Road Show! Carrie had Toyo's complete line of cutters available for practicing with and explained the differences between the designs and cutting heads.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Glass Gospel

No Days Instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda recently shared her story with Kelsey Lee of the Daily Nebraskan. Learn about her introduction to glass, different techniques she uses in her artwork, why she loves teaching and the lessons she's learned from working with glass in this interview at her home studio.
Glass Gospel from Daily Nebraskan on Vimeo. Carrie travels the country teaching at retail studios and spreading the Glass Gospel with No Days Road Shows. Check your calendar to see if you can join along in the fun! See the Road Show schedule here...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Featured Artist Brenda Smith of Fire and Ice Studio

Brenda Smith of Fire and Ice Studio
Brenda Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. She loves art and making things with her own hands. Brenda has been in the art field for twenty-nine years, with an emphasis on glass the last seven. She began with leaded glass windows, then went on to stained glass and copper foil, building triple-glazed windows, and performing commissioned work for business and residential clients.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Attaching Lots of Bails At One Time using No Days Bailbond

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.

Do you have a whole bunch of cabochons laying in wait to become pendants? All you need to do is get out the epoxy and glue 'em? (Yes, I hate epoxy that much, too!) Good thing there's No Days Bailbond!

It's a heat set adhesive for your bails, that's totally non-toxic, quick to set, easy to re-work and you can set all your pendants at once by throwing them in the oven!

No more epoxy headaches. No more tearing bails apart to fix the one that slid out of place. If you need to change a silver bail to a gold bail, just re-heat the adhesive to remove the old one. Heat the new one in place, and as soon as the pendant cools (less than 5 minutes) it's ready to wear!

For more project ideas and inspiration, check out Streuter.com!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Creating Fused Glass Bracelets, Purse Hangers & More Using No Days Bailbond

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.

 Aside from quickly adhering bails to cabochons to make pendants, No Days Bailbond can be used to attach cabochons to earring findings, rings, bracelets, purse hangers, cufflinks and more! This project sheet will walk you through the process of creating fused glass cabochons for purse hangers, bracelets and pendants with bezels.


Thursday, May 31, 2012

NO Days Road Show at Mullica Hill Stained Glass - Elmer, NJ

Mullica Hill Stained Glass decked out in mosaics.
Driving along Route 40 in Southern New Jersey, Mullica Hill Stained Glass greets you with a bold "HELLO!" There's no doubt you're looking at a glass shop...and it looks like there could be fun waiting for you inside.
Plenty of tools and findings
As well as having plenty of glass, tools and supplies for the artist or hobbyist, Mullica Hill Stained Glass offers lots of gifts ranging from jewelry, windows, sun catchers, wind chimes, Christmas ornaments and more!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Photo Mosaic Coaster using No Days Mosaic Adhesive

Creating a Photo Mosaic Coaster

Looking for a quick gift idea for an upcoming occasion? What grandparent doesn't love receiving homemade gifts from their grandchildren? Here's a great project that's both quick and easy, finishing in 1 to 2 hours, depending upon your style.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

NO Days Road Show - Santa Theresa Tile Works in Tucson, Arizona

No Days Instructor Leigh Adams
 Welcome to Santa Theresa Tile Works in Tuscson, AZ!

World famous, or rather infamous, mosaic artist, Leigh Adams was the host demo/instructor for this special NO Days Road Show focusing on the NO Days mosaic adhesives.
Santa Theresa Skinny Tiles on No Days Mosaic Mesh

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Featured Artist Lizz Van Saun of Kast Hill Studio

Lizz Van Saun of Kast Hill Mosaics in Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Meet Lizz Van Saun of Kast Hill Studio!

"As an artist, I’m always interested in and looking for innovative ways to do what I love to do. When I discovered Streuter's No Days Mosaic Adhesive, it opened up a whole new realm of creative possibilities for me. Streuter products have allowed both me, and my students to spend less time on preparing materials and substrates, and more time on the creative process...
Finch in the Sunset, Glass on Glass Mosaic with No Days Mosaic Adhesive
...Streuter adhesives are less messy and more portable than cement products. This makes it easier for me to have classes away from my studio. Brad Streuter has responded quickly and personally to my questions, concerns and requests. Excellent customer service, excellent products."

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

No Days glueFOIL Mosaic Coaster Project Sheet

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.

Did you know that Streuter's glueFOIL can be used in mosaics to create sparkly designs? This project sheet tells you how to recycle small, clear, textured stained glass scraps into beautiful mosaics using glueFOIL and No Days Mosaic Adhesive.  Not sure how to use this technique in a larger project? Check out the video below for a walk through of the process...

 Approximate time to complete project = 1 to 1-1/2 hours

Monday, April 23, 2012

Frit Painting Mandalas with NO Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive

Ready to fire in the kiln
No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive can be used with frits to easily create complex designs. In this set of Mandala plates, I've added Glassline Pens to the mix to add extra layers and dimensionality.
Base layer of clear becomes the clear cap

Monday, April 16, 2012

Featured Artist Carrie Strope Sohayda of Calyx Glass

Meet Carrie Strope Sohayda, Streuter Technologies' very first featured artist, now No Days Road Show Instructor Extraordinaire, as well as customer support. When you've got an issue or question, don't hesitate to contact Carrie at carrie@stretech.com!

Carrie Strope Sohayda of Calyx Glass

When Carrie's not firing it up in the glass studio, she's reading everything she can about techniques and trends in glass. As enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge as she is about expanding her own talents, Carrie teaches classes in mosaic, stained glass and fused glass to both children and adults. She is launching the first-ever glass program at the LUX Center for the Arts in her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

No Days Fused Glass Coaster Project Sheet

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.
The No Days Fused Glass Coaster Project is a perfect introduction to No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive and No Days Fusing Adhesive Squares. This project can be completed in about an hour. The templates for the frit painting is below:
To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 Glass Craft & Bead Expo - Las Vegas

Streuter's No Days booth on the Expo Floor

Streuter Technologies just returned from yet another year at the Las Vegas Glass Craft & Bead Expo at the South Point Hotel and Casino.
Sharon & Connie in the Stained Glass Station

We saw many new faces and also many friends from years past. There was a great turnout to the show this year, and our new line of products were well received!

Leigh Adams in the Mosaic Station
Did we nab your picture in the booth?  Keep reading to find out!


No Days Glaze Leaded Stained Glass Window Project Sheet

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.

Occasionally, I'll add new project sheets to the Streuter website. Here's one that's been around for awhile, but it's a great way to introduce yourself to NO Days Glaze.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ceramajam 2012 - Belmont, North Carolina

Frit Painting on Spectrum System 96 glass with Glassline Pens,
Carolina Frit and NO Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive

NO Days just returned from Belmont, North Carolina, where we attended Ceramajam 2012 at Bisque Imports. The theme this year was "Around the World" and everyone stamped their passports with "Glasslandia" after visiting the glass corner of the globe with NO Days and Spectrum Glass.

Filling in with frit after tracing the template design with Glassline Pens

Sunday, March 11, 2012

No Days at SAMA 2012 - Lexington, Kentucky

Carrie waking up with some coffee

The Society of American Mosaic Artists annual conference took place in Lexington, Kentucky this year, and No Days made an appearance on the marketplace floor in what we called "the glass corner."
No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive with "Skinny Tiles" from Santa Theresa Tile Works and
smalti from the Institute of Mosaic Art.

Monday, February 27, 2012

NO Days Road Show at Glass Delights - Pennsville, NJ


Welcome to Glass Delights on the beautiful shores of the Delaware River!

Streuter Instructor, Carrie Strope Sohayda recently visited Glass Delights in Pennsville, New Jersey on the beautiful shores of the Delaware River. It's a winding road past Supawna Meadows & Kilcohook National Wildlife Refuges, and through Fort Mott State Park to a quiet, quaint little neighborhood shop.
Lamps, mosaics, jewelry, etc...
When you walk in the door, you are greeted by inspiration and if you're shopping for a souvenir or gift, there's no shortage of ideas!

Friday, February 24, 2012

NO Days University at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas

Spring is in the air and the Las Vegas Glass Craft & Bead Expo is getting nearer.  Have you seen the NO Days University class schedule? These mini-classes are designed to fit around your class schedule and shopping.

What are some of the techniques you'll learn? We've got fusing, leaded stained glass, and mosaic classes designed to teach you how to cut back on project assembly time using the NO Days line of products.

You'll be amazed at how quickly you finish your project!


During the ThinFuse Mosaic Class, you'll learn how to eliminate a tack firing in your kiln by adhering your pieces to your glass using NO Days ThinFuse. We'll "grout" with frit and secure that in place with NO Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive. Once the adhesive has dried, the frit will be so secure that you'll have no trouble transporting the piece back to your kiln to fire. 

glueFOIL and NO Days Mosaic Adhesive created this butterfly
Join us for the glueFOIL Mosaic Coaster Class, and learn how to get creative using scrap textured clear stained glass to make stunning mosaics. We'll piece together our designs using glueFOIL, then adhere the glass to our substrates with NO Days Mosaic Adhesive and grout immediately! You'll leave with a new technique in your mosaic arsenal and your sample coaster to remind you how you did it.

NO Days Glaze makes building a leaded window much quicker
Have you seen or heard of NO Days Glaze, but just haven't had the time or project to test it out with? Join us for the NO Days Glaze Sun Catcher Class and see how easy it is to use. You'll see that it's such a time saver, that you'll wonder why you aren't using it in every leaded glass project!