There’s nothing better for cooking than a good ol’ fashioned cast iron skillet, except for these amazing creations by Wisconsin artist Alisa Toninato. The 30 year old metal designer began crafting cast iron pans in the shape of her home state, Wisconsin. When this was well-received, she decided to complete the whole Mid-West region, and then had a dream to do the entire map of the contiguous states! With the help of a monetary boost from her Kickstarter campaign, she was able to achieve her dream with a complete 48 state map, which she called “Made in America.” She debuted the piece at ArtPrize, which led to her meeting Martha Stewart twice and getting featured on her show.[see_also]
In her studio, FeLion (Fe- for Iron’s chemical symbol, Lion for her Leo zodiac sign), Toninato continues to create art, while overseeing the production of her coveted designs. Check out more geographic regions on the FeLion Studios website, where you can also order your very own state skillet. With a 6-8 week estimated delivery date, you should have it just in time for Christmas. Each pan can be shipped seasoned or raw, so you have the option of cooking in it or just displaying its beauty on your wall.
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