Ray Villafane’s Intricately Carved Pumpkins


From his site:

If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner, you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur.

Picking out the right pumpkin is very important. You need a pumpkin with a thick wall. To get this kind you will have to choose one that is very heavy for its size. Also avoid perfectly round pumpkins and opt for ones that have a protruding ridge that sticks out on one side. These shapes make nice faces as you could imagine how difficult it would be to carve a 3-D face onto a shallow flat surface.

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7 thoughts on “Ray Villafane’s Intricately Carved Pumpkins

  1. Ray says:

    Thanks for the support man!

  2. Sidney says:

    These are amazing! What a great way to express art.

  3. carla says:

    Dude, your art rocks!

  4. Adam Kelly says:

    Rhese are amazing. I can’t stop looking at them. Just wonderful.

  5. Adam Kelly says:

    oops, I meant ‘These’. Thats what I get for typing by monitor light lol

  6. Jacki says:

    Your pumpkin art is truly amazing, Ray!! WOW! Like Adam said, I can’t stop looking at them! XOXOXO

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