Butter Sculpting

How did we get here?

I remember the day my roommate was telling me that her professor for her fine arts class had a colleague at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair who was frantically looking for a last minute butter sculptor for the festival as the old one had dropped out. I had never sculpted butter before but I had been in a fine arts program for over 4 years and I couldn’t pass this up. It seemed like to good a story to miss out on.

I was the main attraction of a huge event

One thing led to another and before I knew it I was in a glass fridge with a 25 kg block of butter in the middle of a convention center with over 200 thousand people. Armed with nothing but my wits and a wooden spoon (and whatever other supplies I had raided from my kitchen) I got to work.

My first butter sculpture

I got called back!

The audience and organizers had really liked my work the previous year and even had pictures of it still circulating around the office. I was asked to come back the next year and make a sculpture to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday.

I was super honoured that they had chosen me for this project so I wanted to make sure I made something that I felt would really represent Canadian Heritage.


My sculpture for Canada 150

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