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 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!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Featured Artist ~ Cappi Phillips of Moe’s Ache Studio

Cappi Phillips of Moe’s Ache Studio ( has been creating whimsical art for over 20 years. Prior to mosaics, she hand built clay sculptures to sell in galleries throughout the country but got lost in the paperwork and production end of the business. Yearning for a little more magic, she began to explore her child-hood passion - mosaics. "There is something magical and compelling about an object comprised of many small bits. I'm not sure why I am so drawn to the beauty and complexity of a mosaic piece, but consider (myself) fortunate ... to express (my) creativity through this form."
No Days Groutless Mosaic Heart created by Moe's Ache Studio
"I love the No Days Groutless sheets.  I've been working on ornaments for an upcoming holiday Glass Guild show, and find the groutless ones have a nice finished look and are lighter weight (good for hanging on the tree).  I will keep on experimenting!"

Created with millefiori, vintage baubles, ceramic tiles, glass and No Days Groutless.
"We often start by reclaiming everyday objects, many destined for the landfill, reinventing them using both traditional and innovative mosaic techniques. The idea of recycling objects into art is not necessarily a unique concept, however the idea that more and more people on our planet are embracing its creation is uniquely positive. Art created using recycled and re-used materials goes beyond just feeding the soul and enriching the mind. It also becomes a vehicle for positive social change. As the focus on our planet becomes more centered in renewable resources, I am challenged to re-use and re-invent materials in an attempt to show others what can be done with society's orphans. Mosaic lends itself naturally to this challenge. Broken pottery shards transform an outer surface; discarded plastic bags form a lightweight, environmentally friendly core. Using these materials in innovative ways, together with a touch of humor, I want to create public and commercial artwork that evokes a smile while reminding us of our role as resourceful stewards of our planet. If our trash is to come back and haunt us, it should be in a form we can enjoy!"
I love the "hunt" of discovering unusual pieces that I can incorporate in my one-of-a kind mosaics.  The "onions" were discovered at a yard sale.  I used a No Days Groutless sheet under cut glass strips that were placed on a metal wall plaque.  The onions were then added for a 3-D look.  I love the shiny look of the No Days "grout"on this piece.

View more of Cappi's creations on her website,
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Groutless Letter Mosaic Project Sheet

To download the pdf, visit Streuter's project gallery.
Using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive to create mosaics cuts down on the messiest part of the process leaving you with a finished mosaic in no time at all. Create custom letters to hang on your wall or decorate a child's room with whimsy!

Approximate time to complete project = 1 hour

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Artist Residency with Mosaic Glass Quilts

In December, artist Carrie Strope Sohayda of Calyx Glass spent one week with K-5th grade art students at Clinton Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. In addition to creating fused glass snowflakes for the students to take home and enjoy, they also collaborated on a glass quilt that will hang in the school for all the students, staff and visitors to enjoy for years to come.
Pre-installation picture of the six 18" x 24" panels
  Before diving in to containers of glass, she walked the students through the design process with worksheets that helped the students figure out the quilt blocks they would use, what shapes made up the blocks, and playing with different color combinations using different color schemes, color theory, and the color wheel.
3 Patch Design Worksheet
for the K-2nd Graders
4 Patch Design Worksheet
for the 3rd-5th Graders
After getting the worksheets colored in, each student chose the color combination they liked best and got to carefully pick through the glass bins to find the perfect pieces for their mosaic. Each student got a 4" square of recycled window glass (their "substrate") that was prepped ahead of time with No Days Mosaic Adhesive. "It was an incredibly clean process to work with. I didn't have to deal with sticky fingers and students asking to wash their hands. I also didn't have to wait for the individual quilt blocks to dry before taking them home to assemble into panels," noted Carrie.
"It's hard to see in the photo, but I prepped the clear glass squares by
laying a square of No Days Mosaic Adhesive on it, and then placing
the squares on an electric skillet that I use for crafts."

The No Days Mosaic Adhesive is transparent so the students placed their clear glass squares upon their templates to guide them in placing the "tesserae," or pieces of colored glass. Once they were happy with how their quilt blocks looked, they brought them over to the "curing station" - an electric skillet that activated the heat set adhesive,  where Miss Carrie made any adjustments in placement that the students pointed out.
In the classroom, gluing down the pieces
with a electric skillet and No Days Mosaic Adhesive.
At the end of each class period, the finished blocks were stacked and set aside in a box. At the end of the last day when all the quilt blocks were built, Carrie took them home to mount on 18" x 24" plexiglass panels with a silicon adhesive. Each panel then sat for 48 hours (while the silicone cured) before being grouted.

After assembling all the squares and gluing them on plexiglass,
the panels were grouted.
The International Quilt Study Center is located in Lincoln, Nebraska in the same neighborhood as Clinton Elementary School and will be displaying the Mosaic Glass Quilt panels for their First Friday event in May, 2013.

 For more information, check out the Lincoln Arts Council announcement, here.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

No Days Road Show ~ Detailed Stained Glass, Concord, NH

Landing in Boston...
Welcome to Detailed Stained Glass in Concord, New Hampshire!
Great ornament display!
Owner Anette invited me to come visit her newly located shop and set up for a No Days Road Show. It's always a delight for me to visit new-to-me stained glass studios because I get to see the different offerings of each shop as well as pick up on new ideas for my next projects!