Chiho Ye

Natural Handmade Soap

Class of: 2023

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: DIY skills/Soap

Faculty: Jamie Kruse

Prompt: Using DIY skills and interests, create a practice that you can easily enact on a regular basis at home, or an object you can create, use and take care of and/or continuously adapt — for the next 10 years.

I chose to make natural handmade soap, a simple practice that I can continue to make for the following 10 years. Instead of using artificial coloring and scent in my soap, I chose to use dashi, which is a traditional Japanese cooking ingredient. It gives the soap natural color and scent.