Edith Van Der Wettering


Aged 2-3, Edith Van Der Wettering from Holland screamed when she was told that the family were going to the beach as she hated the feeling of sand between her toes so much, 36 years later she makes her living from this dreaded stuff!

Whilst waiting for another train after missing hers one day in 1993

Aged 2-3, Edith Van Der Wettering from Holland screamed when she was told that the family were going to the beach as she hated the feeling of sand between her toes so much, 36 years later she makes her living from this dreaded stuff!

Whilst waiting for another train after missing hers one day in 1993 she saw a sand sculpture being created, she was fascinated. Strangely, the following day on a notice board at the university where she was studying for a degree in architecture there was a sign asking for volunteers to work on a sand project….. The rest, as they say ‘is history’.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Edith’s first solo piece at SandWorld. When she started the piece she spent several days getting the chimney work at the back of the sculpture just right then moved on to the gates. Edith painstakingly replicated Quentin Blake’s illustrations into sand, wanting to capture the charm and nostalgia of the book that many grew up reading.

she saw a sand sculpture being created, she was fascinated. Strangely, the following day on a notice board at the university where she was studying for a degree in architecture their was a sign asking for volunteers to work on a sand project….. The rest, as they say ‘is history’.

At a young age, Edith hated the feeling of sand between her toes ... 36 years later she makes her living from this dreaded stuff!

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