Born in Bellow’s Falls Vermont, Allan Thorne got his start in making jewelry when a friend showed him how to solder. He fashioned a pair of earrings, and they actually sold.
Years later he began taking jewelry-making classes at the Los Angeles County Museum, and shortly thereafter created his own home jewelry studio in his living room, providing a creative outlet to cope with the stress of life in Los Angeles.
In 1992, he took up residence in Seattle and went on to work out of the Danaca Design Metal Crafting Center & Gallery, where he presently teaches and makes jewelry.
His artistic interests extend beyond jewelry-making to photography, painting, and creative writing.