Craig Mutch And DaeYoung Ji


Craig Mutch

Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Current home base: Kitsilano, district of metro Vancouver (where Green Peace started)


Craig Mutch is a seasoned artist of many hats; sand, snow and ice sculpture, travel photography, pumpkin/wood carving and body painting. Sand sculpture is his prime medium which takes him all around the world to places in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA. He carved snow and ice sculptures at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Craig and his doubles partner were the overall 1st place winners at the 2012 Crystal Classic and we are excited to have him back. He is currently working in the film industry as a set artist/sculptor on feature films such as ‘Planet of the Apes’.



DaeYoung Ji

Birthplace and current home base: South Korea

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After graduating in 2006 with a sculpture degree in Korea, DaeYoung Ji eagerly started sculpting jobs. Over the years he has gained extensive experience in teaching, painting, molding, tile murals, clay, steel, Styrofoam, artificial rock (concrete), snow, sand, etc. He is a freelancer sculptor and the owner of Sand Space, a sand sculpting company in Korea. In 2015 and 2017, he won 2nd place at the Australia Sand Sculpture Championship. He also received the Honorable Mention Prize at Taiwan Fulong Sand Sculpture Championship. In 2018, DaeYoung Ji won 2nd place at Korea Busan Haeundae Speed Sand Sculpting Competition.

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