Pumpkin Carving, Watermelon Carving, Graphic Design in Vancouver – Sparksfly Design

East Vancouver vegetable and fruit sculptor a master of his ghoulish craft – The Province

The Alligator Watermelon Carving trend, continues to grow.  We are receiving many hits today from Voice.fi (Voice Finland) and from the article featured in The Province newpaper (Sunday, June 15, 2014)!  Article was very well written, by reporter Sam Cooper (not related). Also, we were advised by a relation in England, that last week Clive's carvings were featured in The Sunday Times.  Not sure if it was in their online edition or not - if you find it, please send me the link. Go Clive! The Province (http://www.theprovince.com/life/East+Vancouver+vegetable+fruit+sculptor+master+ghoulish+craft/9940498/story.html)

Global BC News Hour Final with Anne Drewa and Squire Barnes

Watch Clive being interviewed on Global BC TV's News Hour Final by the lovely Anne Drewa and Squire Barnes about his Extreme Pumpkin Carving! http://globalnews.ca/video/931471/extreme-pumpkin-carving Shaman Pumpkin1  

Demon Pumpkin and The Weather Network

Clive also was featured on the Weather Network several times on October 30th and 31st.   Oga Nwobosi of the Weather Network had called us and send Camera man, Caaleb Trott to our house to film the segment.
The Weather Network

Caaleb Trott from The Weather Network films Clive

Clive carves a "Demon Pumpkin" on October 16th. Love the horns and ears!  On the 18th, Dickson Tong, a reporter from the Ming Pao Daily News interviewed Clive - so you'll see an article and some of his carvings in their paper on October 21st.  It will be a full page spread. Click on the image below for more pics!
Demon Pumpkin

Pumpkin Demon

Breakfast Television, CityTV – Pumpkin Carving

City TV (Breakfast Television) is arriving next week to film Clive in action!  You'll see from our website that he's already been bashing out a few pumpkins this season!  Here's one that I personally love, "The Executioner" carved from about a 50lb Atlantic Giant Pumpkin.  Awesome.
"The Executioner" Pumpkin Carving

"The Executioner" Pumpkin Carving

   

Watermelon Carving, Watermelon Carvings

This has to be one of my favorite watermelon carvings Clive has done.  I think it's really whimsical. How many Samurai Warrior watermelons have you seen lately? Click on the photo to enter the Watermelon Carving gallery and check out his pumpkin carvings while you are on the site as well.
Watermelon Carving

Watermelon Carving

Watermelon and Pumpkin Carvings

Let's do a quick recap of Clive's carving in the past year or so since we started the site - he's been on Global BC TV demonstrating his carving skills, at the Food & Sustenance Fair and carved with the big guys at Metrotown's Monster Pumpkin show, to name a few of my fave moments.  To keep his name out there on the web, seems we have to do a lot of this blah, blahing, so forgive us if we've repeated ourselves a blog or two.  Anyway, hope you enjoy the site! Here's Clive newest extreme watermelon carving entitled "Baboon Watermelon"
Watermelon Carving

Extreme Watermelon Carving

Pumpkin Carving at the Roundhouse

Amongst other things, Clive will be demonstrating his amazing carving skills in October at the Roundhouse, at their annual "Sustenance Feasting on Art & Cultural  Festival."   For more information on this event, take a look at their downloadable program guide (page 12) at: http://www.roundhouse.ca/ And here's a 2009 example:
Pumpkin Carving - T-Rex or Dinosaur

Pumpkin Carving - T-Rex or Dinosaur

Pumpkin Carving, Watermelon Carving, Graphic Design in Vancouver – Sparksfly Design