August 2015: Ruth & Lori’s blogs were both featured on “The Art of Saponification: 25 Awesome Soapmaking Blogs & Resources.”
October 2014: The Nova Studio welcomes Ms. Beautyphile (AKA Trina Espinoza) to come and make some Bath Salts with Lori Nova Endres. She shared the adventure on her blog!
May 2014: Studio founder & Co-Owner Lori Nova Endres, Studio Co-Owner & soap class teacher Ruth Esteves, packaging class teacher Joan McCoy and business class teachers Lela Barker & Marie Gale were all speakers at The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ.
May 2014: Ruth Esteves wrote a tutorial on “Transforming Soap with the Embedding Technique” for the May/June 2014 issue of Saponifier Magazine. Purchase the back issue to read her article here.
May 2014: Ruth Esteves was interviewed by Lela Barker of Lucky Break Consulting as part of her “Meet the Makers” series. Read the interview here.
January 2014: Cassie Durant was interviewed by Luna Luna Magazine. Read the interview here.
August 2013: A quote by Ruth Esteves appears on the back cover of Soap Crafting by Anne-Marie Faiola, published by Storey Books:
“If you love soapmaking, you’ll love this book. If you don’t love soapmaking, get this book and you soon will!”
May 2013: soap class teacher Ruth Esteves & business class teachers Marla Bosworth and Marie Gale were speakers at The Handcrafted Soap Maker’s Guild Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC.
May 2012: soap teacher Ruth Esteves & business class teachers Marla Bosworth and Marie Gale were speakers at The Handcrafted Soap Maker’s Guild Annual Conference in Portland, OR.
May 2009: For the third year in a row, Lori Nova Endres was a speaker at The Handcrafted Soap Maker’s Guild Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Lori did a presentation on “Coloring Soap with Confidence” where she presented the results of 77 different soap colors (Oxides, Ultramarines, Dyes, Lakes, Neons, Micas, Clays, Herbs & Spices), all tested in cold process soap. Her presentation is now available to purchase as an eClass (a 13-page text document & a 44-page full color slide show .pdf).
See Lori Nova Endres on the 4-min. Palm Springs 2009 Conference Promo Video:
Click here to listen to Lori Nova Endres on an Indie Business Radio Show with Donna Maria Coles Johnson and two other Business Boot Camp Speakers
April 2008: Lori Nova Endres was a speaker for the second year in a row at The Handcrafted Soap Maker’s Guild Annual Conference in Burlington, Vermont. Lori did two back-to-back 1-hour presentations on her method of Swirling Cold Process Soap.
See Lori Nova Endres on the 4-min Vermont 2008 Conference Promo Video:
March 2008: A local TV news station contacted Lori for a show called “Your Green Life” and shortly thereafter, Lesley Nagy stopped by the studio to learn the ins & outs of Making Eco-Friendly Candles using Soywax & Beeswax. It’s a brief segment, just over 1 minute:
Lori Nova of The Nova Studio wins top award Best in Show at the 2006 and 2007 Handcrafted Soapmaker’s Guild Annual Conferences in Portland, Oregon and St. Louis, Missouri. The soaper’s showcase is one of the most amazing things about the annual conference. All attendees have the opportunity to display their soaps to be judged by their peers. The displays are always impressive – as no two soap makers create and package their soaps exactly the same. The variety, creativity and quality of all the soaps presented at the Showcase is always outstanding.
May 2007: Lori Nova Endres was honored with an invitation to speak at The Handcrafted Soap Maker’s Guild Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO. Lori demonstrated her method of Crock Pot Hot Process Soap Making.
2006: Lori Nova Endres was interviewed by Emily Charles and Mary Salome for a radio program on bees because of the different bee products she uses in her handmade bath & body products (like beeswax in lip balm, honey in facials, etc.). The 2-hour program aired on KPFA 94.1 FM’s The Radio Chronicles on consecutive Sundays, November 5th & 12th, 2006. Lori’s interview is contained in the second half of the program which is archived on the KPFA website link for 11/12/06 below. This entertaining and educational program is a wonderful glimpse into the world of urban beekeeping in the Bay Area. Grab a cup of honey-sweetened tea and relax as each program is one hour in length.
Unfortunately, this radio program is no longer available online.
July 2006: Lori Nova Endres was interviewed by Donna Maria Coles Johnson of the IBN (Indie Beauty Network). Donna Maria writes…
Of course the IBN is filled with entrepreneurial stars, but only one of them actually shares her name with a type of heavenly body. Join me to learn how you can hitch your wagon to this rising star!
Click here to read the full Indie Beauty Network interview.