Astonishingly Detailed 19th Century Sand Art Jars by Artist Andrew Clemens

Astonishingly Detailed 19th Century Sand Art in Jars by Artist Andrew Clemens
photo via Cowan’s Auctions

These sand art jars, featuring astonishingly detailed sand illustrations, were created by 19th century American sand artist Andrew Clemens. Clemens handcrafted the sand art out of naturally colored sands from his home state of Iowa. He did not use glue in his art — instead, he packed the sand tightly as he worked and fitted a tightly sealed lid to the finished jar. Surviving examples of his work are rare and sell at auction for high prices. For more of his work, see the Friends of Andrew Clemens Facebook group.

Astonishingly Detailed 19th Century Sand Art in Jars by Artist Andrew Clemens
photo via Cowan’s Auctions

Astonishingly Detailed 19th Century Sand Art in Jars by Artist Andrew Clemens
photo via Friends of Andrew Clemens

Astonishingly Detailed 19th Century Sand Art in Jars by Artist Andrew Clemens
photo via Cowan’s Auctions

Astonishingly Detailed 19th Century Sand Art in Jars by Artist Andrew Clemens
photo via Cowan’s Auctions

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