The winter months can be a bit of a downer for those living in chilly climates. The snow, sleet, and freezing temperatures get played out really quickly. But Peter Slavin of Philadelphia thrives in cold climates. Ice is his friend.
Slavin, who run IceSculpturePhilly.com, is a master at manipulating ice. His team creates incredible ice art for parties, special events, and festivals. These awe-inspiring designs range from sports logos and ice luges to full-scale ice bars. But when he’s not carving up ice floats for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or crafting frozen art pieces, Slavin is happy to use his tools to create life-like ice sculptures of dogs.
Most of the time, Slavin works off of photographs, but PawCulture decided to bring some real-life pups into Slavin’s sculpting studio so that he could recreate their visages out of solid blocks of ice.
Slavin accepted the challenge and turned Ruby, a terrier mix, Daisy, a Golden Retriever, and Judith, a French Bulldog, into awesome ice pups for the day. Each sculpture takes about 1-2 hours to complete.
Slavin says that most people request dog-themed ice sculptures for events like weddings and parties. But we asked Slavin to create the carvings as a way for our pups and us to beat the winter blues.
Check out the awesome video to see all the frozen fun.