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Andrew Thornton
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Doreen Kassel Workshop: Day One...
The Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild hosted a fabulous workshop with sculptor and illustrator, Doreen Kassel .  I was lucky enough to grab a spot.  On Day One we focused on learning her techniques for making her Uncommon Creatures. Here's a snapshot of Doreen ...
The Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild hosted a fabulous workshop with sculptor and illustrator, Doreen Kassel. I was lucky enough to grab a spot. On Day One we focused on learning her techniques for making her Uncommon Creature...
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Tribes Competition Challenge
One of the first questions we get from people who are not familiar with our challenges is: How do you pick a winner?  For us, it's not about winners and losers.  When we created the challenges, we set out to inspire others to create and to see how different...
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Thoughts on life.
Walking along the path, I noticed small clumps of tiny pale blue flowers. They were so small and in the riotous blooming of spring, it would be easy to pass them by. As I stopped to examine these little forget-me-nots, it m...
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Starling Wing Challenge
For the past few challenges, I've been pulling a lot of inspiration from the Pantone Spring 2016 Color Report.  I find their color reports endlessly inspiring and ripe with ideas.  However, this challenge is a little different.  The inspiration behind this ...
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The Ligonier Art Walk is coming soon!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 28th!
Mark your calendars! The Ligonier Art Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th! Seven participating art venues, including Dovecote Ligonier, SAMA (Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art), Main Exhibit Gallery, Jaime Cooper Gallery & Studio, Conte Design: Lifestyle Gallery, G Squared Gallery, ...
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Draw a Map of your Daily Route Look at your routine in a new way by drawing a map of your route to work or school. Embossed Aluminum Postcard Art Embossed aluminum postcard art is made with inexpensive aluminum foil tape stuck onto scraps of card stock.  Ta...
Draw a Map of your Daily Route Look at your routine in a new way by drawing a map of your route to work or school. Embossed Aluminum Postcard Art Embossed aluminum postcard art is made with inexpensive aluminum foil tape stuc...
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Tribes Competition Challenge...
One of the projects that we've been working on is the Tribes Competition Challenge .  It's really just an amped up version of the Design Kit Challenges we already do... except instead of one kit launch... there are SEVEN!  It's probably the biggest undertak...
One of the projects that we've been working on is the Tribes Competition Challenge. It's really just an amped up version of the Design Kit Challenges we already do... except instead of one kit launch... there are SEVEN! It'...
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Spring Days...
I awake to the sound of birds singing and the smell of fresh, clean air blowing through the window.  The curtains dance lazily in the breeze.  I spend quiet hours tending flowers, learning about the little plot of land surrounding our new home, and observin...
I awake to the sound of birds singing and the smell of fresh, clean air blowing through the window. The curtains dance lazily in the breeze. I spend quiet hours tending flowers, learning about the little plot of land surrou...
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Forget Me Not...
Walking along the path, I noticed small clumps of tiny pale blue flowers.  They were so small and in the riotous blooming of spring, it would be easy to pass them by.  As I stopped to examine these little forget-me-nots, it made me think. In the riotous blo...
Walking along the path, I noticed small clumps of tiny pale blue flowers. They were so small and in the riotous blooming of spring, it would be easy to pass them by. As I stopped to examine these little forget-me-nots, it m...
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Coming Soon...
One of my favorite events in town is the Ligonier Art Walk .  We help put it together and I'm super proud of it.  It's a special day dedicated to the arts and creativity!  The participating art venues all have exhibitions or activities geared towards the ar...
One of my favorite events in town is the Ligonier Art Walk. We help put it together and I'm super proud of it. It's a special day dedicated to the arts and creativity! The participating art venues all have exhibitions or a...
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Beads Baubles and Jewels...
Look what came in the mail!  This past November, I had the honor and pleasure of filming an episode of Bead Baubles and Jewels with Katie Hacker and the team at KS Productions.  Yesterday, I received an advance DVD copy of Series 2400!  It's really exciting...
Look what came in the mail! This past November, I had the honor and pleasure of filming an episode of Bead Baubles and Jewels with Katie Hacker and the team at KS Productions. Yesterday, I received an advance DVD copy of Se...
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BeadFest Philadelphia Spring 2016...
I shared these pictures on Facebook already, but I thought I'd post them here as well.  We attended the BeadFest Philadelphia Spring 2016. It was a fast trip!  A group of us drove across the state in the morning and drove back in the evening.  As we discove...
I shared these pictures on Facebook already, but I thought I'd post them here as well. We attended the BeadFest Philadelphia Spring 2016. It was a fast trip! A group of us drove across the state in the morning and drove bac...
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Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer
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  • Self-Employed
    Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer, present
  • Cosi Inc.
  • 'Wichcraft
  • Interweave Press
  • Allegory Gallery
    Creative Director/Consultant
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Ligonier, PA
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Bolivar, PA - Winter Park, FL - New York, NY - Asheville, NC - Oviedo, FL - Bolivar, PA
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Andrew Thornton is a professional fine artist, writer and jewelry designer who lives in small town 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
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  • School of Visual Arts
    Fine Arts
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