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Lattimo, Collection 6

glass, wood, 36x52x9cm

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Lattimo, Collection 4

glass, wood, 25x35x9cm

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Lattimo, Companion 1

glass, wood, metal, 25x50x7cm

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Ducky

34x15x17cm

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Snood

38x15x23cm

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Patchwork

28x24x12cm

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Vetro Mosaico

26x19x8cm

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Vetro Mosaico

27x19x9cm

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Vetro Mosaico

27 x 20 x 8cm

glass/gloine

Scott Benefield

Scott Benefield creates colourful, intricately patterned vessels and tableware that reflect his long-standing interest in Venetian glass. He is particularly inspired by the Venetians’ understanding of the essential properties of glass, and the resulting fluidity and transparency in their work.

Benefield embraces the material heritage of glass making in his practice, and seeks to create original expressions to add to the conversation. Innovating on traditional Venetian techniques, he creates small rondels of patterned glass which are made into tiles, then reheated and blown into vessel forms. Through the interplay of pattern, rhythm and repetition, Benefield’s work aims to explore ideas of control and chaos.

Benefield studied art at the Philips Academy, Washington, finishing in 1974. He went on to complete an MFA in Ohio State University in 1990, and took further studies at the Pilchuck Glass School between 1992 and 1996. He is currently based in Northern Ireland.

Collections

Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ.
North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland.
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.
Sir Elton John Collection, London, England.
National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England.
Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Selected Awards

2018
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Craftsmanship & Innovation Award.
2016
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Craftsmanship & Innovation Award.
2015
Rosy James Memorial Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Fellowship, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ.
GAPP Artist in residence, Toledo Museum of Glass, Toledo, OH.
Best in Category: Home, The Edit, Showcase Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
2014
Artist in residence, Shanghai Wang Kai Art Glass Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China.
Innovation Boost Fund award recipient, Craft Northern Ireland.
Support for the Individual Artist grant, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
2013
Artist in residence, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust award.
SIAP Travel grant, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Support for the Individual Artist grant, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
2012
Robinson McIlwaine Architects Original Vision Prize, Royal Ulster Academy 131st Annual Exhibition.
Artist in residence, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland.
2011
Lifetime Membership Award, Glass Art Society.
SIAP Travel grant, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Support for the Individual Artist Project Grant, Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Artist in residence, Belfry Art Centre, Norfolk, England.

Selected Exhibitions

Individual & Group Exhibitions

2019

“Loud and Clear: A National Glass Centre Touring Exhibition,” New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, England. “Inspired,” London Glassblowing Gallery, London, England.

2018

“Loud and Clear: A National Glass Centre Touring Exhibition,” Harley Gallery, Welbeck, England.

“Dine,” Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales, UK; Goldsmith’s Centre, London, England; Osterley House, London, UK.

“Lasting Impressions,” National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland; Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales.

“Artist in Craft,” Cill Rilaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland. “10 x 10,” Puffin Gallery, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

“Byre 2018: Contained,” Frocess Yard, Cloughmills, Northern Ireland.

“137th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Craft Glass Creation & Design International Competition and Exhibition,” Guangdong, China.

“Bravura 2018,” Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.

“Close to Home,” Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Claudy, Northern Ireland.

“Material: Light,” Messums Gallery, Wiltshire, England.

2017

“British Glass Biennale,” (head of jury, invited artist), International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, England.

“Irish Glass Biennial 2017,” National College of Art & Design, Dublin. Ireland.

“136th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Made 2017,” (invited artist), Craft & Design Collective, Belfast, Northern Ireland. “The State of Glass Art,” Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH.

“Making Our Mark: Art by Pratt Teaching Artists,” Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA.

“Synergy II,” London Glassblowing, London, England.

“Projects DCQ,” Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Paragon,:” SpaceCRAFT, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“The Mayor’s Exhibition,” Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

“Jugs,” Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.

2016

“Design Ireland at Heal’s”, Heal & Sons, London, England.

“Bravura 2016,” Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.

“135th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Into the Blue,” Verling Fine Art, Blackrock, Ireland.

2015

“British Glass Biennale,” International Festival of Glass, Stourbridge, England.

“Make/Create”, Crypt Gallery, London, England.

“Drawing,” National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England.

“Glass @ Solomon,” Solomon Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland.

“Irish Year of Design,” Brown Thomas, Dublin, Ireland.

“Summer Show,” Greenacres Gallery, Selskar, Ireland.

“The Work of the Glassmaker,” Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Ballinskelligs, Ireland.

“Essence,” London Glassblowing Studio, London, England.

“Summer Show,” Vessel Gallery, London, England.

“Autumn Craft Collection 2015, “ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, England.

“Annual Exhibition,” Greenacres Gallery, Selskar, Ireland.

“SOLAS,” National College of Art & Design Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland; Greyfriars Gallery, Waterford, Ireland.

“Ó,” Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Tent London, London: National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.

“East-West Art Award Competition 2015,” London, England.

“134th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Innovation Boost,’ North Down Museum, Bangor, Northern Ireland.

2014

“CultureCraft,” National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.

“Spectrum,” The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

“Vetro,” London Glassblowing Studio, London, England.

“Vrij Glas: Retrospective,” Galerie Sous Terre, Aalsmeer, Netherlands.

“A Glass Act,” Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, England.

“Legacy,” Shanghai University Museum, Shanghai, China. Contemporary Glass Society showcase, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England.

“Glass! From the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts,” Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

“Weathering,” Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Tent London, London; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.

“133rd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Irish Craft Portfolio,” Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

“Vessels,” Making Space, Havant, Hampshire, England.

“Winter Exhibition,” Verling Fine Art, Dundalk, Ireland.

2013

“Lattimo: Compositions,” (one-person show), Custom House Studios, Westport, Ireland.

“Hot Glass!” Contemporary Applied Arts, London, England.

“New Glass: Ancient Skill, Contemporary Art Form,” Blackwell House, Bowness-on-Windemere, England.

“Perspective,” Craft Central, Clerkenwell Green, London, England.

“Gather,” Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China.

“132nd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Best of the Best,” Art in Action, Waterperry, England.

“Bund 18,” Shanghai Art Fair. Shanghai, China.

“Three x 3,” Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland.

“CultureCraft,” London Street Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland.

“Irish Craft Portfolio,” Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

2012

“Engaging with Glass,” William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA.

“50 Year of American Studio Glass,” Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY.

“131st Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy,” Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Irish Craft Portfolio,” Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

“National Crafts Competition,” Royal Dublin Society

“Three x 3,” Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Ards Art Centre, Newtownards, Northern Ireland.

“Patterns,” Kilgraney Studio Gallery, Baganalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland.

“British Craft Trade Fair” Harrogate, England.

2011

“4th International Glass Festival,” Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

“Three x 3,” Flowerfield Art Centre, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

“10 x 10,” Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

“Living with Glass,” Vessel Gallery, London, England.

“Origin,” Old Spitalfields Market, London, England.

“Contemporary Glass,” Belfry Art Centre, Overstrand, England.

“Engaging with Glass,” Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Ireland.

“Craft in Northern Ireland,” Braid Museum, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

“Magic Lantern,” Rye Art Gallery, Rye, England

Gallery Representation

Vessel Gallery, London, UK
Vetri, Seattle, WA, USA

Contact Details:

Scott Benefield
35 Lagvara Road,
Ballintoy,
Co. Antrim, BT54 6NG

T. +44 (0)7497 648213
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