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Andrew Thornton
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Olive Branch Ring...
I had a request for an olive branch ring.  The olive branch symbolizes peace.  I carved the mold and made the bronze coins last week.  Today I bezel set it with fine silver onto a sterling silver shank.  I lightly hammered it to give it a little more textur...
I had a request for an olive branch ring.  The olive branch symbolizes peace.  I carved the mold and made the bronze coins last week.  Today I bezel set it with fine silver onto a sterling silver shank.  I lightly hammered it...
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Lunar Eclipse Challenge SOLD OUT...
By this time, one would think that I wouldn't be surprised with how quickly the design kits for the challenges sell out!  Even after twenty challenges (since we rebooted them), I'm still floored by the participation.  It really means a lot to me!  Many than...
By this time, one would think that I wouldn't be surprised with how quickly the design kits for the challenges sell out!  Even after twenty challenges (since we rebooted them), I'm still floored by the participation.  It real...
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New Art...
When I was in art school, I read an essay about how artwork was for the rich.  In the article, it said that throughout the ages, it was a status symbol and nothing more.  It made me so mad.  While I don't care if people have money or don't have money, I did...
When I was in art school, I read an essay about how artwork was for the rich.  In the article, it said that throughout the ages, it was a status symbol and nothing more.  It made me so mad.  While I don't care if people have ...
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Fairy House Workshop with Les Polinko...
I'm utterly charmed by Les Polinko's work.  She works with fantastical themes and uses polymer clay to make the most delightful creations.  Her little critters and creatures are just so expressive and whimsical! We've invited Les to come to Ligonier to teac...
I'm utterly charmed by Les Polinko's work.  She works with fantastical themes and uses polymer clay to make the most delightful creations.  Her little critters and creatures are just so expressive and whimsical! We've invited...
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Les Polinko is coming to Ligonier to teach!  Learn how to make a Fairy House on Sunday, August 2nd!
Allegory Gallery has invited the very talented artist and author, Les Polinko, to teach in Ligonier this weekend. This Pittsburgh-based artist works primarily with polymer clay to create fantastical characters and creatures. Working with magical themes, her work is often compared to Jim Henson ...
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Check out our latest kit!  Lunar Eclipse! 
This is our latest Design Kit Challenge: Lunar Eclipse!  If this is your first time learning about our challenges, they're a really fun way to play with your creativity by working with an array of pre-selected components. T...
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New Manik-Manik Beads
We just acquired a huge collection of "manik-manik" beads.  These are handmade glass beads from Indonesia.  They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors!  Please stop by and see the entire selection!
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Bead and Craft Bloggers...
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Check out Andrew's new bronze creations and find out what he plans to do with them! Robot Love Enjoy some fun amigurumi and learn about a few crafting giveaways. Connie Gee's SAL Connie has started up a free SAL.  Join...
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Check out Andrew's new bronze creations and find out what he plans to do with them! Robot Love Enjoy some fun amigurumi and learn about a few crafting giveaways. Connie Gee's SAL Connie ...
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A Short Trip to Asheville...
We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Asheville.  We went to visit my family and go to a gem show down there.  As an added bonus, our trip aligned with Jessica Wiesel's and we were able to catch up with her as well! We drove all night on Thursday and go...
We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Asheville.  We went to visit my family and go to a gem show down there.  As an added bonus, our trip aligned with Jessica Wiesel's and we were able to catch up with her as well! We dr...
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Come make this fun Fairy House in Ligonier, PA with Les Polinko!
I'm utterly charmed by Les Polinko's work. She works with fantastical themes and uses polymer clay to make the most delightful creations. Her little critters and creatures are just so expressive and whimsical! We've invited Les to come to Ligonier to teach! She'll be showing how to craft this ...
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New from the Tumbler...
We're busy getting ready to leave on a trip, but I couldn't not share my latest batch of bronze coins freshly pulled from the tumbler.  I'm smitten with them!  I was really inspired by ancient coins and wanted mine to have that same look and feel as the ori...
We're busy getting ready to leave on a trip, but I couldn't not share my latest batch of bronze coins freshly pulled from the tumbler.  I'm smitten with them!  I was really inspired by ancient coins and wanted mine to have th...
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Lunar Eclipse Challenge...
This is our latest Design Kit Challenge: Lunar Eclipse !  If this is your first time learning about our challenges, they're a really fun way to play with your creativity by working with an array of pre-selected components. To participate, you must purchase ...
This is our latest Design Kit Challenge: Lunar Eclipse!  If this is your first time learning about our challenges, they're a really fun way to play with your creativity by working with an array of pre-selected components. T...
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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.

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survived skin cancer
Education
  • School of Visual Arts
    Fine Arts
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