Collections

14-Jan-2010
 

One question asked by many sand collectors (either beginners or “experienced” ones) is what shall be the optimum storage method for their sand samples. Basically there are two interconnected groups which I would define like this:

TECHNICAL COLLECTIONS

Here the samples are stored in either vials of different sizes meticulously displayed in racks of the same size and material (see photo below or Alain Couette, Charlette & Jean-Pierre Seys, Gary Buckham, Siim Sepp, William Beiriger) or little bottles well documented and labeled (see Frank Winger, Gianni Rovelli, Aylee Bits, Sue Robinson etc). Just by statistics, this storage method seems to be prefered by French and US collectors but this is just a personal feeling, no comprehensive data has been really analysed. Also included here are most collectors from Netherland who use small mount transparent boxes (see for example Ger Geerets);


DE | Ralf Hermann

ARTSY COLLECTIONS

They are mostly prefered by female collectors with obvious creative skills (again, just personal estimation, please no offense). Frequently the containers are not the same size and they are usually stored in living rooms or other places with good visibility (see below Renate Wilk, Dennis le Corre, Elke Wittich etc).

Renate Wilk
DE | Renate Wilk

GET INSPIRED

For new collectors who need to select the most convenient method but also for “older” ones who just enjoy admiring sand, I have put together a small selection of photographs depicting various types of sand collections. The images are imported from the collectors’ personal websites and have purely demonstrative purposes. The copyright belongs to the persons listed below photographs and a link back to the original site has been provided if available. Shall anybody feel that his/her collection photos need to be removed from this list, please do not hesitate to contact me.

roth
DE | Ivonne Roth

ridenour
US | Dwight Ridenour


AT | Bartek (Sandflower)


US | Stephan Bossert


IT | Sand Sardinia


DE | Hans Zimmermann


FR | Diotima Van Hoeylandt


FR | Manu Saudeau


FR | Nathalie


FR | Michel Guillem (Photo: Jean-Michel Mazet)


DE | Ralf Nikolaus


FR | Anne Laure T.


US | Jack and Mandi


US | Lisa Stone


FR | Pascaline


US | J. Rienhardt


US | Tony Ang


US | Carey Kirkella


PH | Karlo Yap


CA | Daren Barefoot


US | Lisa Peter


US | Jamie Diersing


IT | Valeria Berti


CH | Jacques Lapaire


US | Al Bartell


FR | Claude Girard

Alain
FR | Alain Couette


US | Russ Colson


US | Desert Archeology, Inc.


| Sabine Kottmayr

Science Museum of Minessota
US | Science Museum of Minnesota (thanks for the photos, Kate!)

Pascalehh - Couleur Vanille
FR | Pascalehh – Couleur Vanille


UK | Michael Welland

Charlette-Jean-Pierre-Seys
FR | Charlette & Jean-Pierre Seys


DE | Pieter Saupe


CH | Jacques Kuenlin


US | Rob Holman (Photo: New York Times)

Alidor41
FR | Alidor41

Christiane Myrtille
FR | Christiane Myrtille

Frank Winger
DE | Frank Winger

Paolo-Beltramini
IT | Paolo Beltramini

Dennis-le-Corre
FR | Dennis le Corre

Elke-Wittich
DE | Elke Wittich

Ger-Geerets
NL | Ger Geerets

Gianni-Rovelli
IT | Gianni Rovelli

Gary-Buckham
UK | Gary Buckham

Sue Robinson
US| Sue Robinson


DE | Catalin Stefan (see more about my collection here)

Carla Barrett
US | Carla Barrett

Aylee-Bits
US | Aylee Bits

Amy-Azzarito
US | Amy Azzarito

Siim-Sepp
EE | Siim Sepp


| Erin Straza

Matthew Whaley
US | Matthew Whaley


US | William Beiriger

Would you like to display a photo of your collection in here? Simply send me an email at info -at- sand-atlas.com.