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Schulz, Audrey — Audrey Schulz Horses

Louisville, KY


soft sculpture

A native of Kalamazoo, MI, Audrey Schulz, her husband, and their three children eventually moved to Louisville, KY, where he taught at the University of Louisville. It was in 1982 while she was teaching pre-school in Louisville that Audrey first attempted making a soft sculpture horse for a friend who was sick. She had always been interested in portraying horses and other animals, but this was the first time she had worked with the form in fiber.


Since the time she first began her soft sculptures, Audrey has produced one-of-a-kind originals. These sculptures created with cotton fabric and acrylic paints are often whimsical depictions of animals. Audrey strives to capture action and communicate her own joy in the magic of motion.


Audrey’s horses have found their way into homes, offices, board rooms, and even statehouses and the White House. Nothing gives Audrey a greater satisfaction than effectively portraying a beautiful animal in motion.


Audrey’s work can also be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.