Benjamin grew up in a small, rural town of Greene, Maine, spending time exploring the woods and rivers around his home. In 2008 he received a B.F.A. with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Southern Maine. He took a four-year break from academia and maintained an active studio practice in Portland, Maine where he was also a part-time associate at the Daniel Kany Gallery. In 2010, he worked as a summer staff member at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Newcastle, Maine. He completed a MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015. In the last few years Benjamin has been exhibiting nationally and maintains an active studio practice.
He has assisted artists at workshops at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, and most recently at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Benjamin is looking forward to Teaching a wood-firing Workshop at Oxbow School of Art