Sunday, June 27, 2010

Why Create "The Art of Soap?"

Like most soap makers, I love everything about soap.  Making it, using it, talking about it... and I love admiring the work of others.  Seeing each person's style, trying their soaps, hearing about their favorite part of the process, why they started to make soap - there are as many stories as there are soap makers.

Outside of the community, a bar of soap is not generally known for its beauty.  Soap making is completely unrecognized in the art world and a bit of an outsider in crafting.  So I have decided to publish a book called The Art of Soap.

24 distinctive artisans will be featured, with stunning photographs by Erin Pikor and a personal story written by each soap maker. For someone unfamiliar with the possibilities of soap crafting, it will be eye opening.  For those in the soap community, it will be a feast for the eyes and hopefully a great source of inspiration and pride. 

I hope you'll join me on my journey to create this book and learn more about the people that will be inside it.  I'm incredibly excited and can't wait to share it with you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Book Coming This Fall!

Make sure to follow this blog to get announcements about The Art of Soap, an amazing book showcasing soaps made by 24 incredible artisans and the stories behind their inspiration.  Full of beautiful professional photographs, The Art of Soap will be a favorite among those who love to make and use soap, and anyone who appreciates handmade arts.

The Art of Soap Readers Around the World