Marie and Jim are both graduates of the Sculpture Department of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Jim attended 1963-68; Marie was there 1999-2003. Jim did his first food sculpture in the early 1980s when he was commissioned to do chocolate portraits of Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller as a promotion for their Broadway play, Sugar Babies. His first butter sculpture was done for the Pennsylvania Farm Show in 1995. Marie began working with Jim in 2000 and have since traveled together throughout the U.S and abroad, creating various spectacles from food. Besides food sculpture they have done numerous commissions in bronze, steel, cast stone, and resin.
Jim Victor & Marie Pelton are a husband and wife team that make sculptures from various food media. They have worked together for over fifteen years and are based out their home and studio in the North West Philadelphia suburbs. They have a long history of creating butter sculptures for State and County Fairs and Expositions as well as an extensive portfolio of food sculptures commissioned for Corporate and Public Relations Events.