Andrea Thorpe studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. She is self-employed designing and making her own collections of contemporary jewellery whilst teaching at her new jewellery school.
Andrea has developed good industrial links over the years, working with Delcam, Birmingham developing CAD CAM work. Winning first prize in a competition to design a solitaire engagement ring for Domino, a jewellery manufacturer in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, lead her to working for a number of years as a model maker for a casting company.
Amongst her accolades, whilst at university Andrea’s designs were chosen and bought by the Goldsmiths Retail chain and formed part of their ‘White Fire collection’ (silver and diamonds). Initially, they were sold in 170+ stores throughout the UK.
Andrea continues to work and develop her collections by creating new ranges and undertaking commissioned work