Funky Pumpkins is a group of Hudson Valley based professional pumpkin carvers who carve and sculpt by hand, with realistic figures, original designs and intricate details.
Our lead pumpkin artist, Altin Rizi, is a lifelong artist and sculptor whose work has been recognized worldwide, including Albania, Athens, Milan, Paris and New York. Some of his most notable accomplishments include winning international awards for his paintings; hand-crafting large-scale foam sculptures, such as the Minoan Mythological Amusement Park in Crete, Greece; carving custom wood pieces for restaurants and bars; and painting murals for commercial and residential clients.
Most recently, pumpkins have been his medium of choice, and he spent the past four Halloween seasons taking personal commissions for “extreme” pumpkins and working for Halloween event companies.
Funky Pumpkins is by Artistry for Spaces, a Mohegan Lake-based small business that specializes in custom art pieces for interior and exterior spaces of all sizes -- private homes and apartments, restaurants and offices, hotels, churches and even theme parks.