Sophia Emmett completed a traineeship at the JamFactory, Craft and Design Centre in Adelaide and studied Visual Arts at Monash University, majoring in hot glass, before forming Workshop 85 in Newcastle NSW in 2012.
Sophia enjoys the challenge of designing and making pieces that are intimate, wearable constructions, where each piece is a small sculptural form.
Her works have evolved from her innovative approach to materials, combined with a fascination of the relationship between texture and form.
Image: Sophia Emmett, Mesh Jewellery, 2019. Photo: Edwina Richards.
Contemporary jeweller Melinda Young takes delight in colour and texture which she uses in combination with other found objects, precious metals and stones. Her work tends to be made from either brightly coloured reclaimed plastics or natural materials collected on the streets and in the parks of her neighbourhood on the south coast of NSW.
Melinda is fascinated by the potential for unexpected narrative, finding inspiration in architecture, the landscape, and her everyday surroundings. Exploring her culturally rich environment is a constant creative stimulus for a maker who is attracted to the tiny details – the patina and...
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