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!

Friday, November 14, 2014

2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo ~ Mixing It Up with Mosaics with Carrie Strope Sohayda and Susan Gamble

Friday, April 10th, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Expand your creativity and enlarge your tool chest while experiencing a unique approach to creating a mosaic. Students will each construct a self-framed 6” x 8” mosaic on Wedi board utilizing an impromptu design method. 
Mixing It Up with Mosaics with Carrie Strope Sohayda and Susan Gamble
You will use a selection of stained glass, your choice of a themed package of beautiful hand-made, frost proof, brightly glazed, 1/8 inch “skinny” tiles. You will take home a completed mosaic that is ready for display, as well as left-over tesserae to get you started on your next piece. 
Previous student project
 Students will receive hands-on instruction and helpful tips for precision cutting of stained glass into squares, triangles and diamonds. You will experiment with and learn the simple techniques for using two amazing heat-activated adhesive products. 
Creating a quick mosaic in SAMA Workshop
 A bonus to these products is they don’t require lengthy drying or curing time so you will be able to grout your artwork immediately during the workshop! The instructors are experts in their fields and will provide demonstrations as well as individual assistance for each step and answer questions that arise during the workshop. 
Student creation from SAMA workshop
Students bring: safety glasses and glass cutting tools. Some cutting tools will be available for classroom use.
Mixing It Up with Glass, Ceramic, beads, dichroic and more!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo ~ Cold Fusion Jewelry with Carrie Strope Sohayda

Thursday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Cold Fusion Jewelry Techniques with Carrie Strope Sohayda
You don’t need to own a kiln to create stunning micro mosaic and cold fusion jewelry. Using bezel cup pendants and an assortment of bling, you will learn a whole new technique for adding pizazz to your jewelry! 
Made using dichro dots, No Days Groutless, bezel pendants and sterling chain
Several different methods of working with frit, mica, dichroic glass, UV resin and more will be covered. The tips and tricks Carrie will be sharing take all of the guesswork out of the process, so you will leave with a successful new set of earrings and matching pendant, as well as many new techniques to use for future jewelry projects.
 
Magical millefiore pendant created quickly with cold fusion techniques
If you do have access to a kiln, Carrie will walk you through the steps necessary to create pressed glass, frit balls and dichro dots at home. Students bring: safety glasses and glass cutting tools. Some cutting tools will be available for classroom use.

Monday, November 10, 2014

2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo ~ Glass on Glass Mosaics with Carrie Strope Sohayda

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda

In this all day class, you will sharpen and hone your glass cutting skills while building an 11” framed mosaic that’s ready to take home at the end of class.
Glass on Glass Mandala Mosaic made with recycled church windows
by Carrie Strope Sohayda
 You will learn tricks for cutting circles, how to frame your mosaics with zinc edge came, basic soldering skills needed to make your own metal frames, tips and tricks for working with No Days Groutless, and how to choose the best adhesive for your project (several different examples made with different adhesives and the pros and cons of each will be on display for discussion).
Glass on Glass Mosaic created using No Days Mosaic Adhesive
 We will discuss basic color theory to help you choose your glass, talk about pattern variations and the best way to approach cutting a pattern out of a sheet of glass and finish with grouting pointers as we complete a mosaic in one day!
Stained glass window panel with fused glass inclusions as well as
glass on glass flower inclusions
 If you've ever wanted to explore mosaics or enhance your repertoire, Carrie will show you how easy it is to start combining your skills to create unique pieces with mosaic, stained glass and fused glass.
This is also the perfect class to brush up on your cutting skills! Learn tips for glass cutting from the 2014 Super Pro Glass Cutting Champion!
Super Pro Glass Cutting Contest at the 2014 Glass Craft & Bead Expo
  Students bring: safety glasses and glass cutting tools. Some cutting tools will be available for classroom use.
Fused glass sconce night light created with the same pattern
from the mosaic mandala class. Get tips for cutting glass
to create stunning fused glass art.



Thursday, October 30, 2014

No Days Road Show ~ Margie's Art Glass Studio, Minot, ND

Margie serves up the best coffee in town!
Welcome to Margie's Art Glass Studio in Minot, North Dakota ~ the cutest little gathering place ever! Margie's boasts not only unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts for the discerning gift-giver and collector, but also The Black Iguana (best coffee and smoothie bar offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options) and the best art making experience around!
Margie's Art Glass Studio has lots of wonderful and unique gifts.
 After you're done perusing the artwork and finding inspiration, head on downstairs to the creation stations...
Welcome to the No Days weekend at Margie's Art Glass!
 Have a seat at one of the tables in the Ceramic Cafe, find the project you'd like to work on and start creating! Oh, did you forget to grab a drink or a snack upstairs? No problem! The lovely hosts will take your order and bring it to you so you can stay focused on your artwork.
Margie's Art Glass has a paint your own pottery section, too!
 There was so much interest in the No Days classes taught by instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda that extra classes were offered and everything SOLD OUT! What a wonderful and busy weekend we had.
Working on getting the perfect frit leaf using
No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive.
 Carrie showed students how to use No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive to create simple glass on glass (GOG) mosaics, how to layer dichroic glass to create depth and interest in fused glass jewelry (using HoneyDoo Zuper Glue), how simple it can be to work with frit using No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive, and how to use all the scraps in your studio to make fused glass mosaics with No Days Thinfuse.
Such a sweet Anniversary celebration;
husband and wife team collaboration in No Days Doodle Plates.
109 Main Street South
Minot, ND 58701
701-837-8555
 
Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: Closed


 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Artist Spotlight ~ Jackie Doehling of Full Moon Loon Designs

Meet Jackie Doehling of Full Moon Loon Designs!
Full Moon Loon Designs is my artist name & the Doing Business As (DBA) name I chose when I decided I might want to pursue this as a little more than a casual hobby. Why “Full Moon Loon?” The loon is our state bird here in Minnesota, and the full moon – well, that seems to be when I feel the most creative. Sometimes I am just bursting with creative energy around the time of the full moon, and in fact there was a full moon when I came up with the name.
No Days featured artist Jackie Doehling of Full Moon Loon Designs

I still consider myself a beginner in this wonderful world of glass as there are so many techniques and methods I have yet to try. I was introduced to glass fusing in a small workshop type get-together a friend of mine had at a local studio. We made pendants out of scrap glass and that was all it took, I was HOOKED! Back in 2010 I bought a microwave kiln and it was a fun way to get started with small pendants and pieces, but I knew I wanted to do more. I bought my first “real” kiln in early 2011 and added a second one a year later. One of my favorite methods in glass design is using stencils and powders. Powders and frits allow you limitless possibilities when it comes to design. You can follow a pattern or create something completely random and unplanned (sometimes those are the best projects!)
Jackie joined Shannon's Stained Glassery for a No Days Road Show
and classes on frit painting

For the past two years I have entered pieces into the Minnesota State Fair and on both occasions I won a third-place ribbon. This year I am entering a piece where I used a method I learned in a No Days Road Show, frit painting. The top layer is a pair of Lady’s Slipper flowers (Minnesota state flower), the second layer is our state bird, the loon, and the base layer is a piece of blue swirled glass representing the “Land of 10,000 lakes.” Each layer is actually a design layer plus a layer of thin clear fused together, so in the final firing it was six layers of sheet glass plus frit. I call it “Minnesota in Glass” and while it didn’t make it past the first round of the juried fine arts competition, I am not giving up! Instead I am entering it into the Creative Activities which is where I have entered the past two years. Perhaps the third time’s the charm?

Jackie's tribute to Minnesota, a frit painted piece
using No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive

I love the No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive as it works great for not only the frit painting process, but also for holding things in place before firing. It always burns off clean and has never left any marks or residue on my glass. My first experience with a No Days product was the ThinFuse Adhesive. It works great for building designs with several pieces of glass like a quilt pattern or mosaic design. I also like the BailBond adhesive for attaching bails to pendants, it works like a charm (no pun intended!)
I love the No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive as it works great
for not only the frit painting process, but also for holding
things in place before firing. It always burns off clean and has never left
any marks or residue on my glass.

While glass is my true passion, I am employed full time in IT as a business analyst. I earned my Master of Science in 2012 in Technical Communication and my Bachelor of Science (2006) is in Management Information Systems. While I’ve never taken any art classes while working on my degrees, I do pursue local workshops and classes from time to time and wouldn’t mind teaching at some point. I keep hoping to win the lottery so I can retire and play with glass full-time! So far, I haven’t sold in any shows but I am getting my website up and running and hope to have my store page live this year. You would think being an IT type, the site would be a no-brainer, but if it’s a choice between working on glass and working on a site about glass, well you can guess where I am likely to spend my time!

Full Moon Loon Designs ~ Jackie Doehling

Jackie Doehling
Owner & Artist, Full Moon Loon Designs
July 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Artist Spotlight ~ Mary Ann Celinder of Celinder's Glass Design


Meet Mary Ann Celinder of Celinder's Glass Design



Mary Ann Celinder is a glass artist in Huntington Beach, CA.
Most of her work is residential stained and leaded glass windows
with an emphasis on entry systems.
She’s been creating windows since the mid 70’s.

Mary Ann's fascination with glass began as a child sneaking peaks at the rose window in church. At sixteen, she began to paint on glass, but pursuing a love of literature, received her B.A. in English from Cal State Fullerton in 1976. Art classes were always in the schedule and in her senior year, a course in stained glass changed her direction.


"I used No Days Glaze in the sky and border.
The panel was built in 3 sections for an overall 6’ x 6’.
The No Days also went into the joining came at the job site."

"I was hooked as soon as I completed my first window. I knew this would be my life's work. I feel very lucky to make a living doing something I love." The next several years were spent studying glass and design by taking additional art classes.

Exterior view of the eagle transom.

Mary Ann worked for two local studios. One did restoration work for auction houses. This was a valuable lesson in learning why a window fails. Between commissions, she worked at another studio, but her desire to create her own designs pushed her to open her own studio.

"Beveled diamonds in a turret."

Most of her studio's work is in private homes and restaurants throughout South California. 

"The home is on a windblown Chino Hills rise.
Subject to lots of weather, we didn’t want to take any chances with the elements.
So we used No Days Glaze to create a weatherproof seal between the
diamond bevels and the lead came."

There are six leaded glass panels in total.

"The No Days Pre-Glazed Came made the
four lighting inserts very stiff.
(Someday those light bulbs will need changing!)
We also wanted to keep the (food) prep area free from putty debris."
Overall size: 105” x 42”.

"The interior designer wanted the look of wrought iron with the textures of leaded glass.
By cutting the lead heart out with a Dremel blade, I curled the lead as desired.
The lead is secured (to the glass) with No Days Glaze. Heated on both sides, it held well."

"With the large center panel, No Days Glaze was great for holding the borders to the glass.
It will keep the panels together so they won’t spread apart or leak."
"There are reinforcement bars in the skylights,
but using the No Days Glaze made the panels stiff while handling,
and we’re not worried about them sagging."

"No Days Glaze made installation easy because it
reinforced the panels and prevented them from sagging or bending."

The project is in a home movie theater in Beverly Hills.

"The (mosaic) stairs were laid in thin set.... what a back breaker!
Three steps was all that could be handled in a day."

"I wised up on the top landing and bought a wonder board and No Days Mosaic Adhesive film.
The 3’ x 3’ section was worked at a comfortable table height, then dropped into place.
That’ll be the plan next time we do a stairwell for the whole project!"

Celinder’s Glass Design is affiliated with the Stained Glass Association of America. Mary Ann is a founding member of the International Guild of Glass Artists and serves on the Guild’s Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Huntington Beach Art League and BNI, a business networking group.
Mary Ann Celinder
Celinder's Glass Design
21341 Fleet Lane
Huntington Beach, Ca 92646 
Studio 714 962 8361

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

No Days Road Show ~ AAE Glass, Cape Coral, Florida

No Days visited AAE Glass, a premier glass fusing center with over 3,000 square feet of studio space in Cape Coral, Florida. In addition to being a Bullseye Resource Center, the outstanding coldworking facilities include a sandblasting cabinet, glass saws, 12" lap wheels, and of course grinders. And that's on top of lots and lots of kiln space!
The new studio space on the AAE Glass campus in Cape Coral, Florida

AAE Glass offers classes and workshops as well as open studio rental time.
Need frit?

No Days Instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda was the visiting instructor and taught two different fused glass classes:

Fused glass mosaics and frit painted pieces
No Days fused glass mosaics using No Days Thinfuse to create a textural fused glass mosaic with Tekta, fusible glass scraps, frits, stringers, and rods.

No Days Thinfuse Mosaic
Frit painting with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive to create detailed frit designs.

Creating textural fused glass mosaics
If you missed this road show, keep your eyes open for an upcoming Saturday Video where Tanya will be showing you her take on creating the No Days way!

Fused glass mosaic flower
Some of the advantages of No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive over hairspray or other glues include: a stronger bond, immediately tacky, strong hold with fine frits, and it doesn't obscure or erase unfired painted designs with unique glass colors or glassline paints.

Securing the "frout" (frit/grout) with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
Some of the advantages of No Days Thinfuse over hairspray or liquid glues: instant faux tack fuse, no glass movement so you can work quickly to finish a project in one sitting, and easily transport your project with no worries of pieces moving.

AAE Glass Art Studio
1228 Lafayette Street
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
239-471-7724

Friday, July 11, 2014

Artist Spotlight ~ Trish Rossiter of TR Mosaics

Trish Rossiter of TR Mosaics

Trish is a self taught, mainly glass on glass (GOG) mosaic artist of about 6 years. “ I love using tiny pieces of stained glass in my mosaics and was thrilled to try No Days Mosaic Adhesive film and loved how this piece turned out! :) Definitely using this adhesive for my next project!”

Trish says, "I used the No Days Mosaic Adhesive for the rocks,
as well as the glass and it worked perfectly!"

"It was love at first sight when I spied a mosaic window hanging
inside a (yummy :) bakery in Almonte, Ontario a few years ago.
Simple, yet beautiful, I  imagined the mosaic hanging in my garden.

Just up the street from the bakery was a neat little shop filled with
mosaics for sale. I was like a kid in candy store!  Alas, the cost of
my favorite piece was beyond my means. I was so inspired however, I
immediately decided that I would try my hand at this ancient art.


It was the perfect time to tap into my creative side. Being a sleep
deprived mom, working on a master’s thesis had left me stressed to the
max and chipping glass quickly became my escape from reality!


Fast forward several years … boy where did that time go! And what have
I actually done with my life since? Well, I've retired from my nursing
career and I have thankfully cut my stress level to a quarter of what
it was…  I am a happier and more “present” mom to our kids. Inspired
by the beauty all around me - usually my children, pets or nature - I
continue to love the challenge of capturing that beauty in my glass on
glass mosaics. I recently started a Meetup group for Mosaic-ers in my
community and am thrilled to mosaic regularly with like minded
artists! 

Learn more about Trish and view her mosaics at: http://trmosaics.wordpress.com/

Monday, July 7, 2014

No Days Road Show ~ Shannon's Stained Glassery - Superior, Wisconsin

Check out all the fun we had at our No Days Road Show May 16th & 17th, 2014 at Shannon's Stained Glassery in Superior, Wisconsin (across the bridge from Duluth, Minnesota).

Shannon playing with the rest of the class!
Frit Painting with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive

We had a weekend full of fun with classes in frit painting with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive and Glassline paints, glueFOIL mosaic picture frames, No Days Groutless Mosaic Picture Frames, &  No Days Mosaic Mesh Backsplash.
Frit painting with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive:
a student checking her progress in the mirror.
In addition to classes, No Days Instructor Carrie Strope Sohayda demonstrated how to use No Days Thinfuse to create quick and easy fused glass mosaics, as well as how to create quick and stunning jewelry pieces using No Days Groutless, millefiori, dichroic glass or frit balls.
Jackie Doehling of Full Moon Loon Designs playing with frit and No Days
 Jackie Doehling of Full Moon Loon Designs drove up to Superior for a weekend vacation with her husband. Although her husband decided to play elsewhere, she was able to coax her friend Mary in for a glass play session!
Gretchen got the chance to take the classes so she'll know
how to teach with and use No Days!
 Some of you may recognize the shop as Peachie's Stained Glass. Peachie retired from running the shop and sold the business to a wonderfully energetic and incredibly helpful new owner, Shannon. Gretchen is still around to help with questions and projects, and Peachie still teaches some of the classes.
No Days Groutless Mosaic with frit, too!
 The amount of information available at the shop is incredibly, as is the list of classes, which prints out to a staggering 7 pages!
Frit painting with No Days Liquid Fusing Adhesive
 The pricing for classes is very reasonable and the location of the shop at the edge of Lake Superior makes it a great destination stop, especially if you're traveling the Superior Lake Circle Tour.
Awww...feeling the love! And, I finally get to see a demo
piece completed!


5904 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880

(715) 392-6009

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm