A Tour Inside a Master Pumpkin Carver’s Studio

Ray Villafane pumpkin carving

Over the years, we’ve written about master pumpkin carver Ray Villafane. AZ Central took a guided tour of Villafane’s studios to see how these incredible creations are made, during which nVillafane explained his love for the medium and for the incredible team he assembled to carry out his gourdly mission.

When you carve a face onto a pumpkin it’s just magical. I often say I feel like I’m Geppetto. Pumpkins just seem to be the perfect medium. It really captures flesh nicely. It’s the right sort of translucency. If you’re carving pumpkins here, you’re one of the best in the world for sure.

via The Awesomer

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.