Our artisans are World, North American,
Winners of the Marc Altamare Memorial Trophy -
People's Choice at the World Championship,
and 7-time Guinness World Record Holders.
The Sand Sculpture Company is headed by
Ted Siebert who began sculpting at competitions on the beaches of the Pacific
under the team Totally in Sand. Since then, Ted and his
teammates have participated and won titles in nearly every major sand
sculpting event nationwide including: World, National, U.S. and Canadian
Along with competitions came a desire to set world records in sandcastling.
The Sand Sculpture Company artisans have set a total of 7 world records,
as duly noted in the Guinness Book of World Records; an
accomplishment no other sand groups can lay claim to. Their latest record
set the tallest hand shoveled, hand carved sandcastle at
34' 8 5/8" in 92
man hours. These records are a challenge of engineering, planning,
sculpting ability and determination.
World Sand Sculpted Records
(Recognized by Guinness Book) Owned by
The Sand Sculpture Company (competitively known as Totally In Sand).
||34' 8 5/8"
||Set in Tacoma, Washington
||Set in DuQuoin, Illinois on September 2, 1998|
||Set in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. on September 21, 1993 |
||Set in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. on October 15, 1991 |
||17' 5 3/4"
||Set in Harrison Hot Springs, B. C. on April 15, 1990 |
||Set in Long Beach, Washington on June 3, 1990 |
||Set in Long Beach, Washington on July 28, 1989 |
The Sand Sculpture Company consistently generates
a considerable about of media publicity. Some
of our most notable publicity has come by way of Associated Press, UPI, nationally syndicated television shows,
and nationally distributed magazines (including Good Morning America,
USA Today, CNN, Weather Channel, Front Runners, Real People, A&E Biography,
Travel Channel, Wild Chicago, Smithsonian Magazine, Chicago Tribune,
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Parent Magazine, Time Magazine). On every project - local newspapers,
television newscasts and local television programs run stories and photos of the
In cooperation with
Optical Data, The Sand Sculpture Company has produced education videos, which
are distributed nationwide, for second and fourth grade math students.
The Sand Sculpture
Company artisans participated in the first reality television show on sand
sculpting, Sand Blasters - first and second season.
There's even a trivia question on TV's game show Jeopardy about on of Totally In
Sand's World Records.
- Ted Siebert
- Lead Sculptor
- Author -
The Art of Sandcastling
Sandcastle in a Box
Titles - World, North American, U.S. and
Canadian National Champion
An artist by background and training, Ted discovered that sand sculpting
is the ideal combination of art and sport. As co-captain of the competitive
team Totally in Sand, he has helped set seven-world records, duly
noted in the
Guinness Book of World Records.
He is a World Champion, North American Champion, Canadian Champion, and holds titles as U.S. National
and Canadian National Champion.
Ted is the author
of the acclaimed The
Art of Sandcastling
Sandcastle in a Box. Ted has been recognized in
the book, The Sculpture Reference,
as one of 288 leading contemporary living sculptors. Along with sand, Ted
sculpts in wood, clay, and is a fine art oil painter.
A graduate from the University
of Washington with a degree in Creative Writing, Ted has published several
titles as an illustrator. A native of the
Northwest, Ted now resides in the Chicago area with his wife Laura and
children Danielle, Nicolas, and Gus.
2003 Winner of the Marc Altamare Trophy
People's Choice at the World Championship
Totally in Sand (our competition