Workshop 85 was formed by Sophia Emmett in Newcastle NSW in 2012.
Sophia Emmett completed a traineeship at the Jam Factory, Craft and Design Centre in Adelaide and studied Visual Arts at Monash University, majoring in hot glass. Sophia has travelled extensity in Australia and the USA, pursuing her career in design. She has worked with a number of master glass blowers and has undertaken several artist-in-residency programs, including the Canberra School of Art and a fellowship at the Creative Glass Centre of America.
In recent years Sophia has become interested in making jewellery, creating each piece as a small sculptural form. Sophia enjoys the challenge of designing and making pieces that are intimate, wearable constructions. These works have evolved from her innovative approach to materials, combined with a fascination of the relationship between texture and form.