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Andrew Thornton
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Mystery Challenge 3
Last month, we launched our second Mystery Challenge!  It seemed like people really liked the idea of pushing themselves creatively, so we decided to do it again!  (Our first Mystery Challenge was a huge success and it was so interesting to see what everyon...
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Inspired by Reading Book Club 2016/2017 Book List
August 2016 - The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston September 2016 - This Census-Taker by China Mieville October 2016 - Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories by Karen Russell November 2016 - Sabriel by Garth Nix December 2016 - Happy Holidays! Januar...
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A NEW KIT! Check it out!
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Luna Moth Challenge
Not too long ago, we read "A Girl of the Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter for the I nspired by Reading Book Club .  In the book, the main character summons great courage and resourcefulness to overcome hardship.  One of the things that she does is collec...
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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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Storm Cloud Challenge
The temperature had dropped, the sky had darkened, and a increasingly more vigorous breeze picked up.  Rushing home, afraid to get drenched, I looked up and saw quickly forming storm clouds.  When you ask a child what color clouds are, they generally say, "...
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Hold On...
Can it really be over a month since I last updated?  It feels so strange when I think about it.  Once upon a time, I updated two or three times a day and often times held back from updating more.  The radio silence isn't from a lack of things to report.  Li...
Can it really be over a month since I last updated? It feels so strange when I think about it. Once upon a time, I updated two or three times a day and often times held back from updating more. The radio silence isn't from...
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Mystery Challenge 2
Back in March we did our first Mystery Challenge!  It was a lot of fun and it was really interesting to see how participants took materials that they may not have originally chosen for themselves and turned those components into wonderful wearable works of ...
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Doreen Kassel Workshop: Day Two...
For the second day of the Doreen Kassel workshop hosted by the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild , we focused on pods.  Doreen shared some of her favorite forms and how to make them.  Here's a snapshot of some of the pods laid out for pictures after folks had a...
For the second day of the Doreen Kassel workshop hosted by the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild, we focused on pods. Doreen shared some of her favorite forms and how to make them. Here's a snapshot of some of the pods lai...
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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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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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Ligonier, PA
Previously
Bolivar, PA - Winter Park, FL - New York, NY - Asheville, NC - Oviedo, FL - Bolivar, PA
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Artist, Writer, Jewelry Designer
Introduction

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.

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