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Andrew Thornton
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Influence...
I've thought a lot about my creative influences.  There have been many over the years and I doubt there will ever be a time when I'm not learning from someone.  But one of my first teachers and creative influences was my grandma.  She was a sassy, Southern ...
I've thought a lot about my creative influences.  There have been many over the years and I doubt there will ever be a time when I'm not learning from someone.  But one of my first teachers and creative influences was my gran...
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Frenzied Motion Challenge Mystery Component Reveal...
Up until now, the Mystery Component for the Frenzied Motion Challenge has been top secret!  Only me and the participants of the challenge were in the know!  Today is the Mystery Component reveal. The inspiration behind this kit was a whirl of frenetic energ...
Up until now, the Mystery Component for the Frenzied Motion Challenge has been top secret!  Only me and the participants of the challenge were in the know!  Today is the Mystery Component reveal. The inspiration behind thi...
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Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 9
After my Day 6 creation that was inspired by the long necklaces of Lady Mary of Downton Abbey , I sort of feel a little deja vu!  The prompt for Day 9 was to "make a sweeping style statement and create a lovely long necklace" . For my piece, I broke out the...
After my Day 6 creation that was inspired by the long necklaces of Lady Mary of Downton Abbey, I sort of feel a little deja vu!  The prompt for Day 9 was to "make a sweeping style statement and create a lovely long necklace"...
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Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 7
The prompt for Day 7 was to go "wild for wire".  One of my default techniques is to embellish a chain by adding on a thick fringe of wire-wrapped dangles.  I started doing that for this challenge.  I went totally top shelf for this piece.  I busted out the ...
The prompt for Day 7 was to go "wild for wire".  One of my default techniques is to embellish a chain by adding on a thick fringe of wire-wrapped dangles.  I started doing that for this challenge.  I went totally top shelf fo...
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Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 5
For Day 5 of the Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge, we were asked to capture colorful beads in a wrapped cord bracelet.  While I had good intentions of creating a lengthy multi-wrap bracelet, after a few rows, I opted for a speedier, once around version.  ...
For Day 5 of the Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge, we were asked to capture colorful beads in a wrapped cord bracelet.  While I had good intentions of creating a lengthy multi-wrap bracelet, after a few rows, I opted for a ...
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Sweet Honey Challenge...
Let me introduce you to the latest Design Kit Challenge: Sweet Honey !  If you're not familiar with the challenges, they are a fun way to push yourself creatively and create from an assortment of pre-selected components. To participate, you must purchase a ...
Let me introduce you to the latest Design Kit Challenge: Sweet Honey!  If you're not familiar with the challenges, they are a fun way to push yourself creatively and create from an assortment of pre-selected components. To...
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Spring Awakening Challenge Reveal...
If you're like me, after such a long winter, this time of year is breath of much needed fresh air.  The sun has come out, the clouds have parted, and the land is finally coming alive again.  And it truly is a beautiful thing!  Today is the reveal for the Sp...
If you're like me, after such a long winter, this time of year is breath of much needed fresh air.  The sun has come out, the clouds have parted, and the land is finally coming alive again.  And it truly is a beautiful thing!...
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Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 10
I'm not super familiar with SuperDuo beads.  I've played around them once or twice before... actually I think both times were during the last few Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenges!  So, they're still pretty new to me and required more time for me to play ...
I'm not super familiar with SuperDuo beads.  I've played around them once or twice before... actually I think both times were during the last few Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenges!  So, they're still pretty new to me and re...
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Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 8
I'll be honest.  I'm not the most tidy of people.  My brain seems to function better in chaos and a little clutter doesn't bother me.  But it's that time of year and time for a spring cleaning!  Luckily the prompt for Day 8 aligned with urge to get things m...
I'll be honest.  I'm not the most tidy of people.  My brain seems to function better in chaos and a little clutter doesn't bother me.  But it's that time of year and time for a spring cleaning!  Luckily the prompt for Day 8 a...
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Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 6
If you're like me, the challenge for Day 6 wasn't a far stretch.  We were asked to create something inspired by a TV show or a movie.  Whenever I'm watching a show, I try to take in as much visual stimulus as possible and make mental notes of interesting pa...
If you're like me, the challenge for Day 6 wasn't a far stretch.  We were asked to create something inspired by a TV show or a movie.  Whenever I'm watching a show, I try to take in as much visual stimulus as possible and mak...
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Inspired by Reading February Blog Hop...
No, it wasn't a typo.  The title of the blog post is correct!  Even though it is mid-March, we are revealing the creations we made for the February selection of the Inspired by Reading Book Club , " Geek Love " by Katherine Dunn.  (It slowly got pushed back...
No, it wasn't a typo.  The title of the blog post is correct!  Even though it is mid-March, we are revealing the creations we made for the February selection of the Inspired by Reading Book Club, "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn...
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On the Workbench...
Here is what's on my workbench right now!  I just finished up a batch of resin raven pendants/ornaments.  (Fun Fact:  While I knew that a group of crows was called a "murder" , I didn't know a group of ravens was called "an unkindness" .  Luckily, there are...
Here is what's on my workbench right now!  I just finished up a batch of resin raven pendants/ornaments.  (Fun Fact:  While I knew that a group of crows was called a "murder", I didn't know a group of ravens was called "an un...
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Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer, present
  • Cosi Inc.
  • 'Wichcraft
  • Interweave Press
  • Allegory Gallery
    Creative Director/Consultant
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Bolivar, PA
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Winter Park, FL - New York, NY - Asheville, NC - Oviedo, FL - Bolivar, PA
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Introduction

Andrew Thornton is a professional fine artist who left the hustle and bustle of New York City for rural Pennsylvania. His work can be seen in private collections around the globe. He is a regular contributor to books and magazines.  Andrew is also the Creative Director of Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA.

Bragging rights
survived skin cancer
Education
  • School of Visual Arts
    Fine Arts
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