Workshop 85 was formed by Sophia Emmett in Newcastle NSW in 2012. Sophia completed a traineeship at the Jam Factory, Craft and Design Centre in Adelaide and studied Visual Arts at Monash University, majoring in hot glass.
In recent years Sophia has become interested in making jewellery, creating each piece as a small sculptural form. Sophie enjoys the challenge of designing and making pieces that intimate, wearable constructions. These works have evolved from her innovative approach to materials, combined with a fascination of the relationship between texture and form.