Butter Sculpting 101

Butter Sculpting 101

Join special guest Sarah Pratt, the Iowa State Fair’s butter sculptor, to talk about what it’s like to sculpt the butter cow and to teach us how she does it! Each participant will receive their own stick of butter to sculpt. Participants are welcome to take their masterpiece home.

Sarah (Doyle) Pratt, of West Des Moines, Iowa has been sculpting butter for over 30 years.  She started out just cleaning buckets for Norma “Duffy” Lyon, the famed butter sculptor.  Under Duffy’s tutelage, Sarah became a sculptor in her own right, and when Duffy retired in 2006 she named Sarah her successor.   Since then not only has Sarah sculpted the Butter Cow, but also Superman, Harry Potter, Neil Armstrong, a Nativity scene and many more.  Butter sculpting is a family affair for the Pratt family.  Sarah’s husband, Andy, travels and sculpts with her when butter sculpting outside of Iowa and their three kids along with extended family also enjoy being part of the process!  

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