Sand Sculptures

Sand In Your Eye first started making sand sculptures over 15 years ago. We began working at large festivals globally and then moved on to created our own events in the UK and worldwide. We can create anything to suit most budgets. We love to create the new and unseen and every sand sculpture we create is bespoke and hand carved by our expert sculptors.

For more information see our categories below.

Sand in Your Eye came to Edinburgh Zoo to create a summer spectacular to celebrate our centenary, and we couldn’t have been happier with the sand sculpture that won Best In House Event at the Scottish Event Awards.

Jo Paulson, Edinburgh Zoo

Exhibition Sand Sculptures

Exhibition Sand Sculptures 

Exhibition sand sculptures are built to impress and be the centre of an event, allowing for strong media attention and publicity. They are usually made over at least five days using more than 20 tonnes of sand, our skills as professional sand sculptors and sometimes heavy machinery.

Demonstration Sand SculpturesDemonstration Sand Sculptures 

Demonstration sand sculptures are there to engage the public and often support or coincide with a much a larger event. They are usually made with between 10-20 tonnes of sand, but no machines are used and generally the sand is not compacted.


Table Top Sand Sculpture

Table Top Sand Sculpture 

Table top sculptures are ideally suitable for indoor events where the logistics of getting the sand inside can be challenging. They are usually made with around one tonne of sand.

Pre Carved Sand Sculptures with Delivery 

Want a sand sculpture display without the fuss? Leave it to us. We can make tabletop sand sculptures in our studio and then deliver them to your location or event. These portable sculptures are semi permanent if well looked after, our sculpture of Emily Bronte has moved house 3 times and is over 4 years old! A great value option for those who would like to keep their sculpture longer. These sculptures are subject to a 6 week lead time.

Sand Sculpture Trails and Festivals

We create sand sculpture trails and festivals large and small. With years of experience working at sand sculptures festivals all over the world, we know what it takes to create a great event. You can keep the trail for a few weeks or a few months, we can create packages to suit. From pre carved sculptures to sculptures carved live on site for everyone to enjoy and watch emerge. We can also create themes, stories, workshops and entertainment to sit alongside the sculptures. 

Beach Events and Public Engagement

Our beach sand sculptures, interactive live carves and workshops are perfect for public engagement. Want to inspire people or raise awareness of a larger project you are working on? This is a great way to do just that. We have worked with The Met Office, English Heritage, The Wildlife Trust, Anglian Water and environmental charities to run events specifically designed to educate and get people talking about important issues and topics that matter. Many instances include the environment, history and cultural heritage. Have you got a message you would like to shout about? Either our sand sculpture or sand drawing events will do just that. 

Habitat Creation

Habitat Creation 

Working with the RSPB, Sand In Your Eye have engineered artificial sand banks to create a natural habitat for the Sand Martin to live in, and have the capacity to design a similar environment for Kingfishers. So far we have been extremely pleased with the results, with nearly 200 Sand Martins now nesting in a bank in Newark, Nottinghamshire.


Sand Sculpture Workshops & Corporate Team Building

Sand Sculpture Workshops & Corporate Team Building 

Sand sculpture workshops and corporate team building activities are a great way for individuals and groups to learn new skills, and collaborate in a diverse and fun environment. This can be done on location or in our new studio.  For more information on what we offer there please visit the Sand In Your Eye Studio website.

Pop Up Sand Sculpture Workshops

Pop Up Sand Sculpture Workshops 

If you want to learn some sand sculpture sculpture skills but can't make it to the beach, our pop up workshops might be just the ticket! We bring everything you need just about anywhere with our highly trained team so you can create your very own sand masterpiece!

Films

Since the birth of Sand In Your Eye, nearly 12 years ago, sand sculpture has been at the heart of everything we do. This sculpture was particularly emotive. Take a look at our other films too on our gallery page.

Loss Is Eternal, sand sculpture
Edinburgh Zoo Time Lapse
Sand sculpture time-lapse, London