83-85 Main Street

Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

BT57 8QD

Tel. 028 2073 1324



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BIO:  Scott Benefield & Andrea Spencer


BTU was founded by Scott Benefield and Andrea Spencer in Randalstown, Northern Ireland in 2011 as the only independent glassblowing studio in Northern Ireland. Named after the acronym for a somewhat dated measure of energy (a British Thermal Unit is approximately the amount of energy needed to heat 1 pound of water 1F), the name evokes our location in the United Kingdom, our passion for working glass at elevated temperatures, and our commitment to approaching our work as a team. BTU produces an annual line of handblown functional and decorative objects that are designed and made in our studio, and accepts a limited number of commissioned projects for architectural installations, lighting and limited edition vessels and objects.

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Benefield, Scott & Spencer, Andrea