Kit & Video Tutorial: Salt Dough with Julia Barbee

Make air dried, or baked salt dough creations, filmed here at The Sou’wester.

The constraints of her autobiographical journey inform artist Julia Barbee’s subjects and material choices.  She has worked in wearables, performance, perfume, film, food, sculpture, social media, photography and writing. She co-founded and curated a five-year running art event called Spaceness, which was awarded grant funding from the the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She has an MFA in fiber, and has been working in Portland, Oregon for almost two decades where she lives with her husband and two children.

salt, wheat flour, a jar for storage, link to a 1.5-minute tutorial video


This project is geared for any age, young children may be guided by an adult.  All skill levels welcome. (Keep finished project away from dogs, can poison.)

The video tutorial is 1.5 minutes in length. The project takes a little bit of preparation and can be completed in 10 minutes or more. Allow additional time for drying or baking.

Please purchase the kit in our Sou’wester Online Market and select “pickup”. The front desk staff will get your kit ready for you and place it in the market pickup area at the front desk just inside the door. You will get an email when your kit is ready for pickup, usually in 30 minutes or less. This email will include the link to the online video tutorial.

Kits are currently available for pick-up only. All items in the purchased kit are yours to use and take home with you.