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186 Responses to this post.

  1. Unka dick
    November 8th, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I was just talking to bobcat boy and found out that pumkln carven was found on caves as far back as you could haul them for more info look in to the caves of Oklahoma and make sure you place ponkinuation so the cave won’t cave in or become lost to all of the youth of jibber jabber . Hand me my crayons and I will give you my number .

  2. Kristy
    October 29th, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Love the tutorial – I started doing 3D pumpkins last year as I was getting tired of the regular 2D ones, and this is the first useful tutorial I’ve found!
    I had a lot of luck spraying mine with a mixture of 1 part bleach to about 5-6parts water every couple of days and the carving lasted close to a week!

  3. Renor
    October 19th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Haha, whoops. I meant “horizontal strips”. My bad. 😛

  4. Renor
    October 19th, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    It doesn’t look like you reply to comments but if by any chance you happen to see this, let me know what you think:

    I carved a pumpkin today that I had gotten about two or three weeks ago. I need a long stretch of time to be able to finish a carving, so I waited until I had a day open. The inside of the pumpkin was all pulpy the farther in I went and it came off in vertical strips, taking good chunks of the carving off. If I had carved the pumpkin closer to taking it from the patch, would it have been smoother inside, like what I see in Ray Villafane’s videos and your pictures?

  5. Anne
    October 1st, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Hi!!! Love your site. I wouldn’t call my skills as master, but I love carving pumpkins. I’m trying to find trending ideas for 2015…..what are your thoughts?? (Might do the video characters from “Pixels” – Pacman one could be the game grid, ghosts, etc. all around the pumpkin.)

  6. Tony
    April 14th, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Interested in hiring a pumpkin carver for a Halloween event in the Atlanta area… Please contact me, and send me pricing for a weekend event.

    Thanks!

  7. Emily
    October 24th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Is it really a good idea to leave it outside? From what I’ve been told, the process of heating and cooling actually accelerates the process of deterioration. I’ve also heard that you should soak it in diluted bleach, which sounds like a bad idea to me. I’ve never done this type of carving before, but I do spend many hours on my pumpkins and hate to see them rot right away.

  8. mariah hensley
    September 1st, 2014 at 2:23 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your gallery and all your amazing work! My teenagers and I are going to attempt to use your tutorial this year! Hopefully we can come up with something cool enough to post on my blog! I will definitely be linking back to your site for others to see from my own blog! Thanks for sharing and wish us luck!

  9. Jonathan
    October 23rd, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Hey, just wanted to say I really enjoyed this tutorial – great work!

  10. Ryan McSwain
    September 30th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you for giving me an idea on what tools I will need to carve this years pumpkin. I have a lot of experience in art and performing the tedious tasks such as carving pumpkins. But I would like to show you my work when I’m finished and let you be the judge of my work!!

  11. Anne
    September 16th, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Did you ever have a slide video of your pumpkins with a background song of the “Tennessee Waltz?” If so….can you post it. It was the best!!!

  12. Gabrielle
    April 21st, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Just happen to come across your creations in my search for bridal pumpkin stencils and was amazed at what I found on this site! Although I haven’t seen anything bridal on your site as of right now, I did want to ask if you did any carvings in wedding designs? We’ll be having a fall themed wedding with all the joys of the fall!

  13. Jessie
    October 31st, 2012 at 3:22 am

    A couple years ago I ran across your site. I followed your tutorial and carved a pumpkin that got many great reviews. Because of your website, I found a gift I never knew I had. When I find the picture of that pumpkin, I’ll send it your way. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  14. R Valdes
    October 30th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I randomly came across your website.. You’re brilliant, amazing, so incredibly talented.. I’m sure that you hear that all the time, but you are truly brilliant. Thank You for sharing your talent with us so we can admire and appreciate your work.

  15. Jessica O'Donnell
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hi, I’m 13 and look forward to pumpkin carving all year. I was online looking at interesting pumpkin carvings when I saw many of them with this webiste stamp on the bottom. Me and my dad are very interested in this and I read the whole thing to him out-loud. (He was too tierd to read it himself) I really like the videos you put up and they help a lot. We both laughed at the immigrant joke, very funny. I hope you will comtinue to post pictures of your pumpkins. (I looked at all of those too.) Keep up the amazing work!

    P.S. I love the Pirates of the Carribean ones! Johnny Depp is the best! I Love all of your carvings! Also, the rinds on our pumpkins are always too thin. How do you get thick ones?

  16. Laurie Switzer
    October 29th, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I have been “chief pumpkin carver” in my family for over 35 years. I started out with the regular two dimensional carvings and have advanced over the years to using pretty much the same process you describe. I discovered the value of pottery tools by accident one year when I needed ” something better for this”, and stumbled upon them while scrounging through my craft room. – I was amused to find the exact same tools recommended on your website! Anyway, I am writing to say thank you for sharing your work, and your knowledge – and especially for all the wonderful photos! Thank you.

  17. Roger
    October 28th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    This tool works great for removing the skin from the pumpkin:

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?sku=14755543&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CM-zktGUpLMCFSXNOgodU3AACw

  18. Kevin
    October 25th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    More Classics from The Pumpkin Master…
    Ray Villafane

    Not sure if the pics would copy and paste. I just wanted to share some of the carvings from Ray Villafane. I think you are both amazing.

  19. Anonymous
    October 21st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    You should do a BANE carving!! that would be epic!!

  20. Valerie D.
    October 18th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I am so grateful that you are teaching art to junior high kids. Thank you for showing them art matters.

  21. Angela
    October 18th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Hi, I just want to say you are amazing!!! I am carving a pumpkin for my 3D art class in college and you blow me away with your talent 🙂 also, you seem so funny..I loved reading your FAQ section. Send me an email if you like 🙂 maybe we can exchange pumpkin carving notes 😛 angelab2013@aol.com

  22. Yanny Chueng
    August 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    We love your pumpkin art so much~!! Really wanna bring those pumpkin to Hong Kong. I have sent you an email about the details. Please let me know your schedule. Thanks~!

  23. Carolyn
    June 24th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Your carvings are amazing, but I like your answers to FAQ even better. Shows what a good education can do.

  24. Tod Schessler
    June 9th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Fantastic submit coming from expert along with it’ll be an excellent understanding for you to us and thank you a great deal with regard to sharing this unique info with us.

  25. Funny Halloween Pictures
    January 9th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    These are some of the most amazing pumpkin carvings that I have seen. Keep up the fantastic work!

  26. Julie
    December 17th, 2011 at 4:17 am

    The carvings are marvelous and the FAQ page is hilarious. Thanks so much for sharing your talents. My 13 year old wants me to send her the link so I’m guessing a bunch of teens in Berlin will soon be visiting your site:)

  27. lis
    November 30th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    really love your creative carving work, amazing…i love the aspect of the halloween pumpkins having light shining out tho…seems that somewhere in me i miss it if it doesn’t ‘shine’ from within…

  28. JD
    November 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Your carvings are amazing! I was inspired to try carving pumpkins in the round after watching the carvings of John Lavigne and Ray Villafane. I’ve just now found your website through Deviant Art. Amazing work! Love the detailed instructions on this site.

  29. Amanda
    October 31st, 2011 at 8:34 am

    you have much talent, young grasshopper. haha i think i saw you on food network’s challenge or something-or-other. i recognized the statue of liberty and the hands with the screaming mouth pumkpins. anyways, LOVE the grudge pumpkin 🙂

  30. Robin
    October 30th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    You are very talented! Thank you for the tutorial I know a lot of work went into it… I love halloween and carving pumpkins. I own all those clay tools but didn’t know I could use them for carving pumpkins. I will be trying the tools out today. Thank you.

  31. Marc
    October 29th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    This site is incredible. I always carve pumpkins during the season. But you have helped me take it to the next level.

  32. lucy
    October 27th, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I think your pumpkins are worth selling they are so good! Me and my mum were totally dazzled by your works of art and we are definitely going to try out some 3D pumpkins this halloween! 🙂

  33. Rube Calle
    October 26th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you for the tutorials, and the amazed carvings

  34. Paula
    October 26th, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Amazing, love it x

  35. James Porter
    October 25th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    How do I log into your site and how can I get some of your slide shows to put on my comuter. I have one slide show on my old computer and I would like to put one on the new computer, thanks for your assistance. Jim Porter

  36. Patricia Norris
    October 25th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I love your site. Every year, I send a list of Halloween/pumpkin websites to our teachers for them to share and enjoy. Yours is a hit!

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