Allan Thorne got his start in making jewelry when a friend showed him how to solder. Years later he began taking jewelry-making classes at the Los Angeles County Museum. Shortly thereafter he created a jewelry studio in his living room to provide a creative outlet to cope with the stress of life in Los Angeles. In 1992, he took up residence in Seattle and began working out of Danaca Design in 2003.
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Dana Cassara began practicing the art of silversmithing at North Seattle Community College in 1992. She discovered her love for the craft after returning to school to pursue a teaching degree with a focus in social studies. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas as well as Interdisciplinary Arts, because she just couldn't stay out of the art department. She has been teaching jewelry design since 1999 and loves what she does. View all posts by Dana