Glass Visiting Artist: Scott Benefield
Oct 21, 2013
Scott Benefield draws inspiration from traditional Venetian techniques. For the past eight years, he has traveled internationally demonstrating and teaching how to generate pattern in blown glass using cane and murrine. His work is in the collections of the Museum of American Glass in Millville, New Jersey, North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, and the Sir Elton John Collection in London, England. Benefield has been awarded multiple commissions including an architectural glass installation for the Skainos Project, East Belfast Mission in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the Glass Art Society 30th Anniversary Commemorative Murrini commission. He served on the board of the Glass Art Society in 1995, and was president from 2000 to 2001.