Edith van de Wetering and Wilfred Stijger

Edith van de Wetering and Wilfred Stijger

Edith van de Wetering

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

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 sandsculpture festival in Scheveningen. Here I met Gerry Kirk and he invited me to work with him. Through his network I got invited for festivals and competitions. And since then I am travelling around the world to give the people beautiful sculptures in sand snow and ice. One day I hope to organize my own festival.





2022 Solo First place


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.


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