Meet Mary Ann Celinder of Celinder’s Glass Design
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
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.
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
|“Beveled diamonds in a turret.”|
Most of her studio’s work is in private homes and restaurants throughout
|“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.
light bulbs will need changing!)
We also wanted to keep the (food) prep area
free from putty debris.”
Overall size: 105” x 42”.
interior designer wanted the look of wrought iron with the textures of
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.”
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.”
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.”
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
Celinder’s Glass Design
21341 Fleet Lane
Huntington Beach, Ca 92646