Scott Benefield


Scott Benefield is a glassblower working from his home studio on the north Antrim coast of Ireland.


Scott Benefield received his MFA from Ohio State University in 1990 and operated glassblowing studios in the US until relocating to the UK in 2009. He has been a Fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America and an artist-in-residence at the Toledo Museum of Art, the National College of Art & Design (Dublin), North Lands Creative Glass, Vrij Glas, Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Scott has taught workshops in Italian cane techniques at the Penland School of Crafts, the Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, UrbanGlass, the National College of Art and Design, the Glass Furnace and was a visiting scholar at Osaka University of the Arts in 2009. In 2011 he was given the Lifetime Membership Award from the Glass Art Society and in 2013 selected as a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) recipient. In 2015 Scott was given the Rosemary James Memorial Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. His work is held in several collections, including the Tacoma Museum of Glass, the National Glass Centre, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, North Lands Creative Glass and the Sir Elton John Collection.


35 Lagavara Road, Ballintoy, Ballycastle BT54 6NG United Kingdom

Opening Hours

By appointment only

Where to Buy My Work

Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, Hillsborough

Doghouse Gallery, Comber

Queen’s Visitor Centre, Belfast


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We will hold our annual open studio weekend August 28-29, 2021 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at our home near Ballintoy, where we will welcome the public with narrated demonstrations of traditional glassblowing, and have a selection of unique pieces, samples and good quality seconds on sale. Dogs and children welcome; no advance registration required.

We have worked with film and TV production companies making bespoke glass for several local film and TV projects, as well as doing restoration work for the National Trust.

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