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Artist of the Month September 2016: Scott Benefield

Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 9am

Video: Glass artist Scott Benefield talks about the Rosy James Award September 2015

Scott Benefield is an established craft-maker, who specialises in glassmaking.  In 2015 he was granted the Rosy James Memory Award by the Arts Council NI. 

Scott is a previous president of the Glass Art Society.

His work ‘Pinwheel Vase’ which is included in the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's collection shows the artist’s interest in 16th century Venetian glassblowing. He utilizes traditional techniques from this period to create glass works, crafted in real and continuous time.

Further information on Scott's work is available at

Scott's successor as recipient of the Rosy James award will be announced later this month.