Soap Weekend Intensive 2012: Who will be there?
This is the fabulous Kat from Otion teaching her famous swirling class.
Wednesday January 8th, 2012
Local soap supply company will be hosting their 4th annual weekend of soapmaking lead by Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO of Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies. The exclusive class hosts aspiring soapmakers from all over the world, teaching students everything soapmaking from the basics to advanced techniques.
Successful artists and leaders in the soapmaking industry are also flown in to make special guest appearances. This year’s “soap’lebrities” include Debby Chialtas of Soapylove, Erin Pikor of Naiad Soap Arts along with local soapmaking artisans Anne-Marie Faiola and Kat Hackney, manager of Otion the Soap Bar in downtown Bellingham.
Faiola explains the event in a giddy manner. “It’s going to be a beautiful and jam-packed weekend full of soapmaking, creativity, laughs and cupcakes. We always end the busy weekend with a cupcake social. I think everyone always has a great time, including the Bramble Berry staff.”
This year’s projects will include: advanced melt & pour with Debbie Chialtas including cupcake soap and splattered paint soap. Four different scrubs with Erin Pikor. Learn 2 swirl techniques in cold process soap with Kat. Make lotion with Jill Heuser from Northwest Scents. And learn to infuse herbs and spices in cold process soap with Anne-Marie.
“I’m so excited about the teachers flying up this year. Our students are getting this unique opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. And I’m always thrilled to teach a class full of interested and dedicated students.” says Faiola.
The weekend of intense soapmaking is June 15th-17th, 2012 in Bellingham, WA. Learn more about Soap Weekend Intensive 2012 at www.brambleberry.com and read some fun blog posts of SWI past at www.soapqueen.com. See SWI blog posts from the past SWI 2008, SWI 2009, SWI 2010 and SWI 2011)
Purchase your ticket here while spots are still available.
Kristy teaching her class last year on neon cold process goat milk soap.