Craft NI Studio Interviews: Benefield Spencer Glass

Maker: Scott Benefield and Andrea Spencer
From: Benefield Spencer Glass
Activity Type: Craft NI Studio Interviews
Ticket Price: Free
Start: 26-Aug-2020 - 4pm
End: 30-Sep-2020 -



Craft NI has commissioned four films of contemporary Northern Ireland makers at work in their studios. The final of these interviews comes from Benefield Spencer Glass.

Scott and Andrea met during a residency at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland in March 2004 and were married in Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland in June 2010.

Benefield Spencer Glass (formerly BTU studio) was established in Randalstown and found a new home on an old farm property near the north Antrim coast just outside of the village of Ballintoy in 2016. It is a full-featured studio for doing all sorts of work with glass, including glassblowing and flameworking facilities, as well as various fusing and slumping kilns, sandblasting and extensive equipment for grinding and polishing glass.

Individually and collectively, they product an annual line of functional handblown glass that is marketed throughout the UK and Ireland and execute commissioned work that varies from public art to architectural treatments, bespoke lighting to props for television and film productions. The common denominator is always their passion for the highest quality of artisanal glass.

You will love this insight into the dynamic environment of the glass workshop, in beautiful north Antrim. 


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