From a long line of family members who express themselves artistically, Lori is among their ranks and has passed along these seasoned arts to her daughters. Actively creative is a theme in Lori’s life. Whether using her Master’s degree in Education by developing classes or producing premium products, she pursues her variety of creative arts; soap-making, body products, casting and painting local beeswax in the 17th Century German tradition, and vintage inspired crochet. Her passions are sharing information and the development of quality products with both a traditional and creative flair: Ashgrove Soaps, Sundries and Beeswax Ornaments. She offers a variety of classes and participates as a vendor in well known regional events. She is a certified soap-maker and certified soap-making teacher. She spoke and taught at the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild’s international conference in Las Vegas in May 2017 and has been a teacher and exhibitor at the Pittsburgh Knit, Crochet and Creative Arts Festival. Look for her book Soapmaking on the Wild Side: Capture Creative Swirls Using Natural Colorants, published in 2017.
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