“The Michelangelo of pumpkin carving.” —Martha Stewart
If Ray Villafane’s pumpkins look familiar, you may have seen them on the Food Network’s Pumpkin Challenge, CBS News, or the Martha Stewart Show. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as the Picasso of pumpkin carving, Ray Villafane’s Pumpkins celebrates some of his most “ghoulish” creations. From carving for the president at the White House to Bermuda’s Sousa’s Gardens, the exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity has amassed an all-new appreciation for pumping “carving.” As you admire the pumpkins within these pages, you’ll be inspired to pick up your own tools and follow Ray’s advice and tips on creating a one-of-a-kind Halloween accoutrements. For more info, visit villafanestudios.com, “home of the most ‘gourdgeous’ pumpkins on the planet.”
Ray Villafane is most well known for being a world famous “Pumpkin Artist.” He is the two-time champion of Food Network’s Challenge Show, “Outrageous Pumpkins,” as well as a contestant on season one of the Food Network’s Halloween Wars. A sculptor by day, he has been featured at comics shows around for sculpting collectibles and action figures for DC Comics, Marvel, World of Warcraft, and more. An incredibly diverse former art teacherturned professional artist, Ray has also sand-sculpted around the world. With his many years of teaching experience, Ray knows how to captivate audiences of any age with his wit and humor that accompany his dazzling displays. He lives near Phoenix, Arizona.