I taught a beginning cold process soap class at Otion tonight. It was a wonderful class with students from Arizona, Tacoma (WA) and Portland (OR). We had 7 students, two of whom had made soap. It’s always a joy to have experienced soapmakers in class so they can augment my instructions.
We did room temperature (energy transfer) soap for the first batch. I showed my dexterity by pouring lye water all over the table in front of the class. Clumsiness is catching. Erik (Otion Store Manager, also my little brother) poured fresh soap all over one of the student’s papers. It was not our collective finest moment.
I totally love teaching and think it would be ideal to do a long Soapers Weekend – where we did CP I, CP II, MP, Lotions and did a bunch of classes and socializing.
We’re thinking about doing something like this next summer so keep bugging me about that! =)
Oh, how fun that would be to have a group get together for soap making 🙂
Carrie ~ Gigi says
East coast girl here~ I have only seen one or two “soap-making” classes offered here~ and they are never close and offered through the rec departments…one day I would love to teach-several friends have asked. Everyone in Bramble Berry Town, I mean Bellingham…sure are lucky :)!
Jeannie Pace says
HOW FUN!!!! I want to come (as I wonder how in the world I can drive from one corner of the world to the other just for a soap class!)
Jeannie….in the opposite corner.