Incredible Pencil Carvings by Dalton Ghetti

May 7th, 2012

Dalton Ghetti began learning how to carve at the age of 6. At the age of 24 he moved to the U.S. from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He now works as a carpenter as well as “sharpening” pencils as a hobby and as a form of meditation.

Found via Traditionally Modern

Posted by on 05/7/12 in Art

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  1. Wow, incredible. Not only beautifully done, the meanings are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Absolutely amazing, can’t believe the amount of concentration & dedication that must have gone into these, KUDOS!

  3. Richard Yuen says:

    Very inspiring work. The skill & patience you have in carving pencil lead is respectable.

  4. Lida says:

    What an amazing attention for detail !!! Love it.

  5. Seif hassan says:

    Just great .He has a real talent.

  6. Donetta says:

    Unbelievable! You are incredibly talented. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Monica says:


  8. Shelby White says:

    @Richard Yuen & Donetta these were done by Dalton Ghetti. You can check out more of his work here.

  9. lynn says:

    Masterpieces in miniature. Amazing.

  10. Steve says:

    First time these photo’s did the rounds on FB , I thought he was a ‘lifer’ in jail…….
    Amazing skill, check out ‘’ for the opposite end of the spectrum.

  11. Deborah Kirkegaard says:

    Absolutely beautiful pieces! Totally unique and inspiring. What a gift.

  12. Sundeep says:

    NO WORDS. BELIEVE IT NO WORDS.I have never seen anything like this before.Good luck man Keep surprising the world.

  13. khwhitaker says:

    AMAZING!!!! Truly amazing!

  14. tarun says:

    What an amazing creative talent… and to think, he only does this as a hobby! Imagine what he could come up with if he spent full-time hours.

  15. Moises says:


  16. Thomas Williams says:

    Incredible seems like an inadequate word to describe this man’s work. He is truly some kind of carving zen master. His work is truly fantastic!!

  17. Nic says:

    If there was word that meant “more amazing than amazing” id be using it to describe Dalton’s craft.
    Literally stumped for words. I wish I had that much spare time.

  18. lamiaa says:

    ?????????????? ..????? ???? :)
    it means: WOOOOOOnderfull, god please u :)

  19. agnes says:

    Wow.It is realy beautifull what you made of an ordinary pencil. I saw a little cross and a hart and a chain !!!!!!!!!!! These are the ones i love the most.

  20. agnes says:

    Wow.It is really beautifull what you made of an ordinary pencil. I saw a little cross and a hart and a chain !!!!!!!!!!! These are the ones i love the most but the the one that is really saying something is the little cross. It shows a way out of a broken world (here the pencil) and that is just the way the Cross of Jesus means to me. The Way of true Freedom for all the people.

  21. Betsy says:

    So amazing! And, beautiful. And small! And imaginative! I love them!

  22. Sudhir Bagwe says:

    Gr8 work, I loved & liked all your creations….Keep doing such amazing work & inspire others too.

  23. Sandra says:

    This is really amazing! And such detail on what is an impossibly small raw material! I love it!

  24. Niclas says:

    Hey, Dalton Ghettis work is really very awesome. Did you read the discussion about the new Staedtler print campaign?

  25. Wynnefield says:

    These carvings are absolutely unbelievable! The rare quality of this type of talent must be appreciated by designers and non-designers, alike.

  26. Hetal says:

    Toooooooooo goooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Joan says:

    What a talent – absolutely awesome!

  28. Christopher says:

    is blown away… What a gift !

  29. kl says:

    Man my jaw dropped on the table.

  30. Neha Jain says:

    This is awsome…

  31. Abie Sussman says:

    I’m left spechless. If I had a pencil perhaps I could write somethimg. Truely amazing work

  32. Eva Yelloz says:

    Pure genius ~ golden hands!

  33. Sylvia meister wengrow says:

    An ordinary pencil transformed into Extrodinary.!!!!!!!!

  34. Nitin Sawardekar says:

    Mind blowing! What an incredible art! Hats off to his patience, dedication and concentration. I never thought the ordinary, used pencils could be transformed into an awesome art. Great work.

  35. Christina C. says:

    Wow, These are incredible. Such precision and creativity! Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

  36. Gabe says:

    Wow, I’d love to see a video of this. How does he make those so small?

  37. Ryan says:

    From one artist to another, thast amazing!

  38. vanebell says:

    que genial se ven, wooow

  39. Holiday160 says:

    How amazing I have never been so amazed in my life. SO COOL

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  41. Joe D says:

    Do you have a real talent and your work is so perfect you are what I would consider a true artist. Keep up the excellent work
    God bless you so much
    Joe D

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