Conference Highlights: Soapers’ Showcase

2012 Conference8 Comments

Another great conference has come and gone.  Did you miss out this year?  Check out recaps from around the web, including blog posts from Simply Eden, Alegna Soap (Day 2, Day 3), The Nova Studio (Day 2, Day 3),  Soap Much Love, SV. Soaps, David FisherSimple Pleasures Handmade Soap, Monastery CreationsRiver Bar Soaps, Bramble Berry, Stc and Company, and

Now that you have all that reading out of the way, we want to celebrate the winners of the Soapers’ Showcase!!  As usual, the  competition was absolutely fierce and we admired, ogled, sniffed, and marveled at the variety of soaps and techniques present.  It was impossible to choose, but the votes were counted and winners chosen.

Without further ado, here are your 2012 HSMG Conference Soapers’ Showcase winners:

Best Appearance, M&P:  JoAnne Somers of Dirtyface Soap Company

Best Appearance, CP/HP:  Jill Keck of Calise Soapworks & Such

Best Scent, M& P:  JoAnne Somers of Dirtyface Soap Company

Best Scent, CP/HP: Linda White of The Healthy Soap Company

Best Packaging:  Julia Bundy of Woodman Hill Soap Company

Something Different: Na Yeon Beggs of Castle Lake Studio Soap Art

and, drumroll please…..

Best of ShowJill Keck of Calise Soapworks & Such

Thank you, ladies, for sharing these fantastic soaps with us and thank you to everyone who entered and donated soap to local beneficiary Rose Haven.

Which soap was your favorite?  Have another blog post we missed?  Let us know in the comments.

8 Comments on “Conference Highlights: Soapers’ Showcase”

  1. I loved every minute of the conference. Each day was jam packed with learning and fun. I am still happily reviewing notes and handouts.

    Way to go HSMG! I am so proud to be a member.

    Thanks everyone for the awards. I am honored.

    Happy day,

  2. Thanks, Jill. I’m right there with you on the handouts…I seem to barely have reviewed all my notes by the time we get to the next year’s conference.

    Hoping to make it bigger and better next year in Raleigh….and of course, we wouldn’t mind a course on how to make intricate ocean scenes in soap. 😉

  3. doh! and it was SOOOO close. Not that you’ll have time to see the outdoors, but Raleigh will be *gorgeous*. see you in 2013!!

  4. Wow, u guys are doing well. I hope to be there next year (2013) to share my views and the African art in soap making

  5. Start saving those pennies now – we want to see you there. These soaps are even more lovely in person and we definitely want to hear about African soapmaking!

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