Maxim Gazendam is born in 1981 in The Hague (Netherlands). He started sand sculpting in 1998 by coincidence taking part in a workshop. A few months later he participated in the International Sand sculpting Competition in Scheveningen and by the years the love for sand became bigger and bigger. After graduating at the Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands in 2005 (Master of Science of Architecture) he works full time with sand, snow, ice and Styrofoam as a freelance sculptor. He is participating in various competitions, festivals and assignments worldwide and teaching other people how to sculpt in sand.
Maxim is from the Netherlands and started sculpting in 1998.