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23 Public Square

Downtown Belleville, Illinois


Owner and Master Sculptor:  TED SIEBERT
Author - The Art of Sandcastling and 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 eight-world records, duly noted by Guinness 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 and the Sandcastle in a Box. He has been recognized in the book, The Sculpture Reference, as one of 288 leading contemporary living sculptors. Ted has also taught sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design. 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 Pacific, Ted now resides in the Chicago, IL area with his wife Laura and children Danielle, Nicolas, and Gus.

With many thanks to MMR for their continued support of the Belleville Christkindlmarkt.