The ART of pumpkin carving

Pumpkin Art
Ray from Villafane Studios was born in Queens, New York. At a very young age Ray showed a knack for art; a passion that his mother approvingly encouraged him to pursue. From 1993 to 2006 Ray taught Art for students grade K-12 in Bellaire, Michigan. It was during his teaching tenure that Ray began “dabbling” in pumpkin sculpting, initially as projects with his students. After several custom-carved requests from students’ parents, Ray realized he was on to something with his pumpkins and started offering them to local hotels and restaurants. It became his fall hobby for several years.

Pumpkins — Ray’s hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought to an entirely new level in 2007 when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to participate in the Food Network’s Challenge Show, Outrageous Pumpkins. The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin “carving”, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe for VIP Galleries (Very Impressive Pumpkins).

I´ve always been in love with Halloween decor, this guys REALLY sets the bar for Pumpkin carving. Enjoy

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. 
Henry David Thoreau


  1. These are out of this world!!! Takes pumpkin carving to new heights. Wow, wow, wow!!! May feature on my blog for Halloween and will link to you! Thanks for sharing this amazing talent!! BOO, Margie

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  11. Thanks for liking one of my pages. I had to share this extraordinary pumpkin art on facebook. I’ve seen a bunch of new pumpkin carving techniques in the last few years, but this…

  12. I am truly blown away by the expressionist skill shown in these carvings. This artist has raised the art of pumpkin faces to the level of sculpture. I am very impressed and thank you for sharing.
    Thanks also for your ‘like’ on art rat.
    I will be re blogging these photos.

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