The United States of America in Cast Iron: State-Shaped Skillets

At FeLion Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, Alisa Toninato and Andrew McManigal decided to begin an amazing art installation project: the United States of America in cast-iron form. Each state is a skillet and when paired together with the other 47 contiguous U.S. states, it forms the entire landscape of the country.

FeLion Studios first and foremost is a “design/build sculpture studio specializing in cast iron art, custom castings and commercial commissions. Toninato originally began with cast iron skillets in the shape of her home state Wisconsin — but when she saw the interest level, she decided to tackle the entire contiguous country.

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The 48-state map was funded on Kickstarter successfully and debuted at ArtPrize, a Michigan non-profit organization where 400,000 attendees view art from around the world throughout Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Anyone can participate — but Alisa Toninato dominated.

After showing at ArtPrize, Toninato took her art installation to Martha Stewart, who always knows good Americana when she sees it.

Toninato says she formed the map on the airplane to California and knew it was her way to contribute something to history.

Let’s take a closer look at the cast iron state-shaped skillets. Only 50 pans of each state will ever be produced.

Note: There are only skillets representing the 48 contiguous states – we’re not purposely skipping Alaska and Hawaii, so we found something special. 

1. Alabama

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

2. Alaska

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Though not included in the cast iron skillet series, this Alaska-shaped cutting board and serving platter makes up for the absence.

Find it here for $63.00.

3. Arizona

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Available for purchase for $750.00.

4. Arkansas

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Available for purchase for $450.00.

5. California

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Available for purchase for $1,500.00.

6. Colorado

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

7. Connecticut

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Available for purchase for $250.00.

8. Delaware

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Available for purchase for $250.00.

9. Florida

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

10. Georgia

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

11. Hawaii

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Though not included in the cast iron skillet series, this Hawaii-shaped cutting board and serving platter makes up for the absence.

Find it here for $63.00.

12. Idaho

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Available for purchase for $750.00.

13. Illinois

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

14. Indiana

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

15. Iowa

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

16. Kansas

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

17. Kentucky

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Available for purchase for $550.00.

18. Louisiana

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Available for purchase for $550.00.

19. Maine

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Available for purchase for $450.00.

20. Maryland

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Available for purchase for $450.00.

21. Massachusetts

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Available for purchase for $250.00.

22. Michigan

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Available for purchase for $850.00.

23. Minnesota

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

24. Mississippi

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

25. Missouri

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

26. Montana

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Available for purchase for $900.00.

27. Nebraska

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

28. Nevada

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Available for purchase for $750.00.

29. New Hampshire

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Available for purchase for $250.00.

30. New Jersey

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Available for purchase for $250.00.

31. New Mexico

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Available for purchase for $750.00.

32. New York

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

33. North Carolina

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

34. North Dakota

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

35. Ohio

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

36. Oklahoma

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

37. Oregon

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

38. Pennsylvania

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Available for purchase for $550.00.

39. Rhode Island

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Available for purchase for $150.00.

40. South Carolina

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Available for purchase for $450.00.

41. South Dakota

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

42. Tennessee

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Available for purchase for $550.00.

43. Texas

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Available for purchase for $2,500.00.

44. Utah

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

45. Vermont

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Available for purchase for $250.00.

46. Virginia

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

47. Washington

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Available for purchase for $500.00.

48. West Virginia

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Available for purchase for $450.00.

49. Wisconsin

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Available for purchase for $600.00.

50. Wyoming

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Available for purchase for $700.00.

That’s not all, though. Check out some of these pans in action. Looks like we have New York and Wisconsin up first.

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Here we have some New Jersey eggs, quite literally.

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Nothing tastes as good out of a round skillet after trying these state-shaped skillets.

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Like what you’re seeing? Head on over to FeLion Studios to see more photos of the skillets in action and maybe splurge on one yourself.