I fell completely head over heels in-like with a volunteer helper during my Advanced Lotionmaking classes. Gillian (from Little Bitty Soap Company) was amazing. She fixed everything, was everywhere and did it with a smile on her face. She also has hidden talents. She made the above soap and entered it in the “Soapers’ Showcase” at the Handcrafted Soap Guild conference. Clearly, she’s talented a being an amazing helper but even more clever with her soapmaking.
I was delighted (but probably not more than she) when she won the BEST cold process soap in the Handmade Soap Guild Show tonight for the soap (‘Picture‘) above. Her unique style of swirling, layering AND embedding clearly wowed the voters and deservedly so. She is inspiring in person with her can-do attitude and her soaps are an aspirational art form for us all to aim for.
Check out her site here. Drop her a line and tell her how cool her soapy art form is.