South Pomfret, Vermont
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Handmade Soaps with Essential Oils

Mix up your own batches of decorative, aromatic soap to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Using a goat’s milk soap base and essential oils, honey, and other natural ingredients, we will mix up individual batches of decorative soap. Participants are welcome to bring a favorite essential oil fragrance to class, but several lovely oils will be on hand and available for use. We will pour our soaps into fancy molds and, while we wait for them to set, we will make charming wrappers and labels so your homemade treasures are ready for you to give as holiday gifts.

Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.