Sculpting Since: 2002
Location: Rotterdam, Holland
Hanneke was drawn to sand sculpting in 2002 as a hobby outside of her day job as an interior designer. It only took a few months in the sand for a love of the craft to turn her life around. Hanneke left office work for a life of full-time artistry. Since then, Hanneke has become known for creating work that is inspired and full of life. She is driven by a dream of one day sculpting “everything she can imagine”.
Besides this, Hanneke raises three beautiful children, appears in festivals and competitions around the world, and is always looking for her next sculpting project. When sand isn’t around, Hanneke frequently sculpts with foam, concrete, and ice.
- 2017 – Sculptor’s Choice in Doubles, International Competition, Parksville, B.C., Canada,
- 2015 — 2nd in Doubles, International Competition, Revere Beach, MA
- 2013 – 4thin Team, North American Sand Sculpture Championship, Virginia Beach, VA
- 2010 — 1st Place Doubles and Sculptor’s Choice, U.S. World Championships, Federal Way, WA