Soapmakers are rarely ever satisfied with run-of-the-mill soap. We often want to make it snazzy, eye-catching, or at least a bit prettier.
As part of the 2-Day Soapmaking Boot Camp at The Nova Studio, I teach a class in soap design: swirls, layers, texture… it’s a full day of soapmaking artistry! (Can you tell I love what I do? )
Here’s what I made to demonstrate various design techniques in last weekend’s class. Then, about a week or so after class, I send each student a bar of soap from each batch that I made in front of them. (The ladies at the post office always comment on my nice-smelling mail on that day.)
Students come from all over to learn at The Nova Studio. In my class we had students from Washington state, North Carolina, Colorado, all over California and even Canada and Trinidad. And soon, all these soaps will be heading out there, too. Bon voyage, little bars!