Many artists have used pencils to create works of art â€“ but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencil.Dalton, who works as a carpenter, has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years. A sculpture of Elvis Presley wearing shades, carved from a single pencil.The 49 year old said: â€œAt school I would carve a friendâ€™s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencilDalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations â€“ a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends. He said: â€œI use the sewing needle to make holes or dig into the graphite. I scratch and create lines and turn the graphite around slowly in my handâ€. When Dalton, from Connecticut, USA, first started he would become frustrated when a piece would break before being finished after he had spent months working on it. He said: â€œIt would drive me mad when I would be just a bit too heavy handed and the pencilâ€™s tip would break. I would get very nervous sometimes, particularly when the piece was almost finished, and then I would make a mistake. I decided to change the way I thought about the work â€“ when I started a new piece my attitude would be â€˜well this will break eventually but letâ€™s see how far I get. It helped me break fewer pencils, and although I still do break them, itâ€™s not as often.