Scott Benefield

Scott is internationally known as a glassblower specialising in Venetian cane techniques, as well as a workshop leader and a writer covering issues pertinent to contemporary studio glass. Scott has exhibited his work at the Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition in 2012-2015, the British Glass Biennale in 2015, as well at galleries in Ireland, England, Scotland, the US, the Netherlands, Japan and China.

In 2013 he was given a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust award, and has been the recipient of residencies at the Corning Museum of the Glass and the Toledo Art Museum. In 2015 he was awarded the second Rosemary James Memorial Bursary by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for his achievements in the field of craft.

He is a Lifetime Member of the Glass Art Society and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Glass Society of Ireland.

He maintains a hot glass studio in Randalstown with his wife, Andrea Spencer, and together they produce an annual range of work that is marketed as BTU Studio glass.