Sand sculptor with example of her work
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Sand sculpture: More than just sand castles?

28 July 2010 Last updated at 05:49 BST

Sand sculpting is becoming increasingly popular around the UK but is it art?

Artists can work for weeks on one sculpture just to see it demolished the next day.

World champion sculptor Nicola Wood explained its appeal to Jessica Creighton at the Sand Sculpting Festival on Weston-Super-Mare beach.