Artist Subin Doenges was born and raised on a farm in northeastern Thailand and moved to Utah in 2008 to join her husband, Scott. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Safina, who loves to watch Curious George while her mom sits in peace, carving and painting her lovely soap art. Craft Lake City DIY Workshop Series sponsored by West Elm at City Creek. Visit for information on future workshops.

All photos by Gail Jessen at + Instagram @fourthirtyam.