Conshohocken Food Sculptors Build Their Lives and Love on Butter


Conshohocken couple Jim Victor and Marie Pelton are food sculptors who have been creating stunning butter sculptures together for several decades, according to a staff report from 6abc.

Their buttery creations have been featured at events all across the nation and were a mainstay at the Pennsylvania Farm Show until this month when the coronavirus forced the event to go virtual.

Butter Cow sculpture, created by food sculptors Jim Victor and Marie Pelton, image via Jim Victor and Marie Pelton.

“We get the theme and then we have to work out a design,” said Victor. “Last year, of course, it was Gritty.”

While they primarily create using butter, the pair also sculpt with other foods, including chocolate, cheese, fruits, and vegetables.

“I got into food sculpture in the early ’80s,” said Victor. “I was trained in traditional media; went to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.”

He met Pelton, also a trained sculptor, in 1998. In 2000, he asked her to join him. They have been creating food sculptures together ever since.

“It’s a different kind of medium, but I really liked it,” said Pelton. “And so, basically, it’s been a good match.”

The match proved to be good for their private lives as well, as they got married in 2003.

Read more about the sculpting pair at 6abc by clicking here.

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