‘B’ Street Pier
1140 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Bruce Phillips

Bruce has been involved in the art of sand sculpting for over 20 years (well over . . . but don’t tell him we said that).  He is known throughout the world, from Tokyo to Amsterdam.  He creates amazing works of art at festivals and competitions, and does corporate and private events as well.  In addition to sand, Bruce has fabricated sculptures from small to very large scale in a wide variety of other media

He says he has enjoyed watching sand sculpture evolve into a major performing arts attraction.  And performance is what he’s all about.   Because some of the other media that he’s involved in are steel, iron and aluminum, fiberglass, glass, rubber , gasoline and oil . . . have you guessed . . . rolling works of art that some people call hotrods and custom cars.

In the world of sand, Bruce has won the 3-member division of the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition 7 times, and holds no less than 5 world records.  Oh, and he won the People’s Choice award for Best Masters Sculpture of 2013 right here at the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge.  ‘Nuf said?