“Since 1976, Hugh McMahon has been carving spectacular gourds and melons. Well-known for his pumpkins around Halloween and Thanksgiving, his amazing watermelon carvings are in demand all year round.” (hmcmahonpumpkins.com)
Strikingly Realistic Pumpkin Carvings, Masterpiece Pumpkins
Masterpiece Pumpkins carves animals, faces, themes, lettering, and logos with striking realism. Gene (the Carver at MPP) who carves 150-200 pumpkins annually (a lot of them are Fun-Kins) has won several awards for his work including several Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Contests. Ever see the famous people pumpkin (actually they were probably Fun-Kins) portraits on T.V. around Halloween? Then there’s a good chance you’ve seen Gene’s work. In addition to custom pumpkin carvings, Masterpiece Pumpkins offers vintage carving templates & tools, pumpkin lighting options, and even Masterpiece Pumpkins original Pattern sets.
Many of the pumpkins that Masterpiece Pumpkins carves are Classics because they are the best for traditionally-sized carving patterns.
Masterpiece Pumpkins’s Gene Granata may be responsible for some of the famous faces, logos, and other carvings you’ve seen on TV and other media. We often get requests for carved Fun-Kins. If this is what you are looking for, MasterpiecePumpkins.com is a great place to look.
StoneyKins, Where the Pumpkins Come to Life
With thousands of award winning patterns and stencils, carving tools, and supplies, step by step tutorials, and tips, StoneyKins is the place to be during the Halloween season. Stoney also provides mesmerizing custom carved portraits of loved ones, favorite movie stars, cartoon characters, company logos or even beloved pets!
Stoney has taught thousands of folks how they can turn an ordinary pumpkin into a unique work of art. There’s even an enjoyable and insightful web forum to answer any and all of your carving questions. You can choose from simple patterns where the entire family can participate, to fierce, extreme patterns for the experienced carver.
StoneyKins custom carvings have been featured in national publications such as Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart and This Old House, just to name a few. Stoney’s performed step by step tutorials at numerous autumn festivals across the East Coast and live pumpkin carving demonstrations for NBC Sports/NFL, Good Day Philadelphia and 6 ABC Action News. StoneyKins offers holiday showpieces, intimate marriage proposals and wedding designs custom carved on an everlasting pumpkin and delivered right to your doorstep.
StoneyKins.com is a one-stop shop for all Halloween loving folks!
Zombie Pumpkins has a very comprehensive forum, carving tips, a gallery of user provided photos. The patterns that can be found there are some of the best available. They have a distinct style which falls somewhere between freaky and cartoony. There is a membership fee for access to the pattern downloads, but there are a few offered for free as well. Visit Zombie Pumpkins.com