Amazing Pumpkin carvings from Ray Villafane and the gang
Here are some UNBELIEVABLE pumpkin carvings and sculptures from Villafane Studios, based out of New York. Ray partnered with the awe inspiring Andy Bergholtz, and together they built a “Dream Team” of amazing sculptor’s and have been carving away, getting ready for Halloween. Here are just a few of the amazing pumpkin carvings they have made over the last few years. Check out their gallery for even more spooky squash.
About Ray: Ray’s hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought to an entirely new level in 2007 when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to participate in the Food Network’s Challenge Show, Outrageous Pumpkins. Ray competed as one of four professional pumpkin sculptors, impressed the judges enough to sweep all three rounds and was awarded the Grand Prize. Outrageous Pumpkins logged the highest ratings of any other Challenge episode, and a second invitation was extended to Ray in 2009. They wanted him to come back and defend his title in their Outrageous Pumpkins Challenge II. Ray defended his 2008 title and took home the 2010 Grand Prize from the Food Network’s Pumpkin Challenge II. The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin “carving”, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe for VIP Galleries (Very Impressive Pumpkins). From the President’s Quarters in the White House to Bermuda’s Sousa’s Gardens, Ray’s pumpkins have gathered a cult-like following.