About Us

It all started with a simple “Hello" to a fellow making a sand sculpture, followed by a definite “Yes" when he offered me the opportunity to have a go. Fast forward a few years and I am now joined by a wonderful team of enthusiastic and hardworking creatives based in West Yorkshire, who you can meet below.

Meet the Team

Jamie Wardley

Jamie Wardley, Sand Artist

I am a mixed bag with a dose of art, a sprinkle of theatre and an education in Environmental Sciences. I have always tried to do things that bring enjoyment, as I believe if you do, then there is a real chance you will be successful and fulfilled.

All the details sort themselves out in the end and great things happen if you just have a go. This led me to working in ice hotels and international sand sculpture festivals across the globe. When I started making sand art in the UK, Sand In Your Eye was born. I am now joined by a small team that extends to a big family of lovely folk on our larger projects. I count myself to be a very fortunate sand and ice sculptor. Click here to read about how I became a sculptor.

Claire Jamieson

Claire Jamieson

Hello! After working for over 10 years as a product designer and in senior design management for a number of UK retailers, I love nothing more than being creative and looking for new opportunities.

Jamie introduced me to the wonderful world of Sand In Your Eye around 4 years ago, where I was lucky enough to learn sand art. I was so taken with it I decided to leave my full time job and a follow a career as a sand artist. You can find me either on a beach, playing in the sand or in our studio chatting to customers and collaborators. No day is ever the same and I love it!

Tom Bolland

Tom Bolland

I really enjoy creating landscape art and love to be on the beach, so when Jamie asked me if I wanted to help make a giant sand drawing in 2008, I just couldn't say no. Since then I have worked on some amazing sand art projects all over the UK and look forward to the next adventure.

Richard Green

Richard Green

I take care of the accounts and really enjoy working on projects. One of my proudest Sand In Your Eye moments was participating in The Fallen 9000, though experimenting with sand animation for the Gulp project was pretty good fun too.

Working with sand art has presented some unique and exciting opportunities I wouldn't have expected; drinking hot chocolate on surf beaches, meeting animation idols, and hanging out with rock stars.
Florence Wardley

Florence Wardley

I am the newest member of the team and I make sure mummy and daddy are doing their job properly. I like going to the beach with granny and love my new sand play table. 

Who We've Worked With

The people we work with and their motivations for collaborating with Sand In Your Eye are as varied as the colours of the rainbow. These range from charities, local authorities, PR & advertising agencies, music festivals, and television & media broadcasters. Below are but a few examples with links to case studies.