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Lattimo, Collection 6

glass, wood, 36x52x9cm

lattimo_collection_4

Lattimo, Collection 4

glass, wood, 25x35x9cm

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Lattimo, Companion 1

glass, wood, metal, 25x50x7cm

Ducky-34-x-15-x-17-1024x680

Ducky

34x15x17cm

Snood-38-x-15-x-23-1024x680

Snood

38x15x23cm

Patchwork-28-x-24-x-12-1024x680

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, New Jersey, USA
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, USA
North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
Sir Elton John Collection, London, England.

Selected Awards

2013
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust award
2012
Robinson McIlwaine Architects Original Vision Prize, Royal Ulster Academy 131st Annual Exhibition
2011 Honorary Lifetime Membership, Glass Art Society

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Lattimo: Compositions, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo
2007
Bespoke, Vetri, Seattle, WA

 

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

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, UK
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.
2013
Hot Glass! Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
New Glass: Ancient Skill, Contemporary Art Form, Blackwell House, Bowness-on-Windemere, UK.
Perspective, Craft Central, Clerkenwell Green, London, UK
Gather, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
132nd Annual Exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK
Best of the Best, Art in Action, Waterperry, UK
Bund 18, Shanghai Art Fair. Shanghai, China
Three x 3, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland
CultureCraft, London Street Gallery, Derry, UK; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 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, UK
Irish Craft Portfolio, Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
National Crafts Competition, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland
Three x 3, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, UK; Ards Art Centre, Newtownards, UK
Patterns, Kilgraney Studio Gallery, Baganalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland
British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, UK
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, UK
Origin, Old Spitalfields Market, London, UK
Contemporary Glass, Belfry Art Centre, Overstrand, UK
Engaging with Glass, Solstice Art Centre, Navan, Ireland
Craft in Northern Ireland, Braid Museum, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Magic Lantern, Rye Art Gallery, Rye, UK
2010
Three x 3, Signal Art Gallery, Bray, Ireland and Craft Northern Ireland Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Contemporary Glass, Belfry Art Centre, Overstrand, UK
2009
OSU Alumni Show, Faculty Club, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2008
Window On to Studio Glass, Flowerfield Art Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
Glass Connections: An Extended Community, Flame Run Gallery, Louisville, KY
2007
Murrine Mystique, Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO
2006
The Fires Burn On, Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
Reflections: A Decade of North Lands Creative Glass, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
2005
Annual Pilchuck Glass Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

Gallery Representation

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

Contact Details:

Scott Benefield
42 The Oaks,
Randalstown,
Co. Antrim, BT41 3NE

T. +44 28 94478718
E. info@scottbenefield.com
www.scottbenefield.com