Workshop:

T - Soap Alchemy

with Liza Witte

Soap used to be made by combining animal fat and wood ash. Our resident expert Liza Witte will guide you through the process of creating your own plant-based soap. You will learn how to formulate your own recipe and signature scent, plus gain knowledge to continue soapmaking at home. After the workshop you will have made enough soap (1kg) for personal use or to give away.

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Natural Soap - Block of soap made with ashes and frankincense. Liza Witte

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What you will do

The workshop will start with a brief history and chemistry of soap making. You will learn the cold process method and by the end know how to cut cure and store your finished soap. Liza Witte will give you insider knowledge on the best oils and ingredients. Add color, nutrient oils or clay to personalise your soap.

After the workshop you will leave your soap to rest at Mediamatic and pick it up after 48 hours. As the saponification process takes a bit of time, you will be able to safely use it on your body after 6 weeks. For this workshop no previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the ingredients and equipment needed, including a simple mould and safety gear. As this is a messy workshop, please dress for mess with long sleeves.

Liza Witte

Liza Witte is an artist that works on the intersection of art and cosmetics. Being a product designer by profession, she now focuses solely on olfactory design, soaps and body oil. She has extensive experience with cooking natural soaps and uses only natural products. With her Silhouette Collection, she designed a series of perfume bottles, that are both interior fragrances, but can be used as soaps as well. For the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam, she designed a line of shampoo, body milk and soap.

Information

Workshop: Soap Alchemy
(Day) (date)th of (Month), 00:00 - 00:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Tickets: Full price: €145,- | Students / Artists / Stadspas: €98,-* (incl. €1,- administration costs)

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we will ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions, please send an email to workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Attendance limited to 8 people. We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.

Please note that this workshop will be held in English.

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Soap Drying -

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Organic Soap - Jiwei Zhou

Met: Liza Witte
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Organic Soap - Jiwei Zhou

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Organic Soap - Jiwei Zhou

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Organic Handmade Soap - Maxim Damper

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Strange Soap - Marieke Bijster

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Soap Liza Witte - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Liza Witte holding soap - Tia Torok

Met: Liza Witte
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Soap with Rose leaves - Tia Torok

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Choosing oils for the soap - Anisa Xhomaqi

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During the Soap-Making Workshop - Jiwei Zhou

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During the Soap-Making Workshop - Jiwei Zhou

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Choosing oils for the soap - Jiwei Zhou

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Adding ingredients for the soap mixture - Maxim Damper

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Liquid buttery soap in the making - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Mixing the ingredients before pouring the soap - Maxim Damper

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Adding organic oils to the Soap - Jiwei Zhou

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Organic Handmade Soap by Jaimy - Maxim Damper

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Thinking about what scent to put in the soap - Maxim Damper

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Adding organic oil to the Soap - Jiwei Zhou

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Blending ingredients during Soap Making workshop - Jiwei Zhou

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Some of the other soaps that Liza made - Tia Torok

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19th century soap advertisement - Found on *

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Estella pouring her mix into the soap box - Maxim Damper

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Liza Witte leert deelnemers hoe ze cold-process zeep maken -

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Deelnemers smelten vet tijdens het maken van zeep - Tijdens deze intensieve vijf uur durende workshop maken deelnemers een kilo zeep samen met product ontwerper Liza Witte. In het ingewikkelde proces komt van alles kijken. Zo krijgen deelnemers materiaalkennis mee en maken ze in 1 dag genoeg zeep voor een heel jaar.  Tia Torok

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- Making Tempeh Margherita Soldati

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Soap making equipment - Maxim Damper

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Using lye to make soap - Maxim Damper

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Mixing the ingredients at the Natural Soap-Making Workshop - Tia Torok

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Blending the ingredients during the Workshop Natural-Soap Making - Maxim Damper

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Mixing all the ingredients in the Natural Soap-Making Workshop - Maxim Damper