‘Scribble Encalmo’


Scott Benefield’s exhibition piece was made in America as a demonstration at the Pilchuck Glass School in 2019, where Scott was teaching a workshop in the use of traditional Italian glassblowing techniques.


Description: Large blown glass rondel on fabricated stainless steel support.

Measurements: 68cm H x 51cm W x 20cm D


Artist Bio

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. He has taught workshops in Italian cane techniques at  the Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, the Pilchuck Glass School,  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, UrbanGlass, the National College of Art and  Design, the Glass Furnace, Bildwerk 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 was a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)  recipient. In 2015 he received the Rosemary James Memorial Award from the Arts  Council of Northern Ireland. His work is held in several public and private  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.

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