Edith van de Wetering and Wilfred Stijger

Edith van de Wetering and Wilfred Stijger

Edith van de Wetering

Edith Stijger “When I was young, I hated sand in between my toes, but now I could not live without it. I started sculpting sand through my architecture education at the Technical University. Participating in the sand sculpture festival in Scheveningen started as a hobby, but got out of control very fast. And I have been traveling around the world to build sand, snow and ice sculptures for already over 15 years.”

Wilfred Stijger

Wilfred Stijger “I started sculpting sand on the beach of Katwijk, where I was born, after reading a book of Pieter Wiersma. His work impressed me a lot. I got a lot of good reactions from the people passing by and joined the sand-sculpture festival in Scheveningen. There I met Gerry Kirk and he invited me to work with him. Through his network I got invited to festivals and competitions. And since then, I travel around the world to give the people beautiful sculptures in sand snow and ice. One day I hope to organize my own festival.”

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2022 Solo First place

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2022 Doubles First place

Recently named America's #1 Beach, the Siesta Key Crystal Classic has become a favorite of the professional sand sculptors who have competed here.




The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach.

New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service.

Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at scgov.net/OnDemand, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.