Pumpkin Art

It’s Friday the 13th, so why not carve a pumpkin?. A New York artist has published a pumpkin carving tutorial online.

They’re definitely more interesting than the usual three holes and a slit for the mouth pumpkins. The artist has a gallery of pumpkin works online.

pumpkin carving

“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.” Ray Villafane

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.


  1. that is just tooooooo cool :)

  2. I love it! What a great sculpture!

  3. I think it is a good idea. It’s a nice sculpture. The nature of the sculpture medium should lead to a spontaneous working method.

  4. Anonymous says:

    wow, thats cool. I wish I could carve pumpkins like that.

  5. You never know until you try. It’s a bit messy, but rewarding, especially if you have grandchildren. They’re so easily impressed.;-)

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