To start, roll your clay into a ball. Then, press down on the top with your finger to give a slight dip, like all pumpkins have at the top where the stem is. Our pumpkins have stems, but instead will have a metal coil to hold a photo. You will next need a toothpick. Start at the very top and press the toothpick down to the bottom, using the sides and not the pointy end. This creates the ridges. Continue this around the pumpkin until you get your desired look.
Once you are done painting and your wire is glued in, use a sealer to hold in the paint and make it more durable.
Tutorial and photos submitted by Jill King. Thank you, Jill!