I have been having fun in the past few years sculpting pumpkins. The Winlaw Fall Fair in September was a great opportunity to get my hands on a big pumpkin. Mr.Lewis, a local farmer, grew the 362-lb. pumpkin and told me that with the right genetics and good watering they can grow up to 30 lbs a day, wow….
I have had to move a lot of heavy things over the years and now I really try to save my back as I am feeling it more and more. I used a hydraulic hoist, some slings, some steel pipes as rollers, and plywood to move the pumpkin around.
I carved a smaller pumpkin for the fair and played around with some Chinese-style vegetable art I had seen in a book.. That was a lot of fun.
My pumpkin mentor is Ray Villafane, an incredible pumpkin carver and sculptor all around.