Pumpkin carving has reached artistic heights with the.
Who knew the flesh of a gourd suitable for making pies could be transformed into lifelike, funny, sometimes ghoulish works of pumpkin carving art?
As Halloween and pumpkin carving season approaches, feast your eyes on these masterpieces of pumpkin sculpture.
About Ray Villafane
Ray Villafane (b. March 5, 1969) was raised on Long Island and graduated from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City in 1991.
While still teaching art to Michigan K-12 students for 13 years, Ray began freelance sculpting in clay and wax. His success led him to become a full time sculptor in 2006.
Villafane’s first success came in sculpting comic book characters, beginning with the Marvel character, Wolverine, followed by collectible superhero figures such as Sabretooth, Magneto, and The Punisher.
Ray’s most celebrated work took off in 2007 when he won a Food Network pumpkin-carving competition called “Outrageous Pumpkins.”
Ray Villafane soon became famous for his creative masterpieces of pumpkin carving. Ray was even dubbed the “Picasso of Pumpkin Carving” by the Wall Street Journal.
Ray now lives and works in his home studio in, surprise, Surprise, Arizona. I am not making this up! The guy’s an artist, what did you expect?
How would you like to carve pumpkins like Ray Villafane does? You can dream, right?
Ray will actually give you pumpkin carving training on his.
Full disclosure: I haven’t seen the tutorials and have no affiliation with Ray’s studio. But remember, Ray taught art for 13 years to kids from kindergarten up to 12th grade. Do you think he could teach you a thing or two about ?
Tip: The downloadable version for $19.95 available above does not come with bonus features such as vine arms and stitching. For those bonuses, or to give the DVD as a gift, you will want the physical DVD from the Ray Vilafane studio store.
Click on the photo to see Ray’s studio↓