Alisa Toninato is a sculptor and patternmaker based in Madison. Pouring hot iron is exciting, but Toninato maintains that the most important part of her work is making the patterns. The originals are carved from laminated wood, from which more durable working patterns can be cast in plastic. Toninato uses as much salvaged iron as she can, and is concerned about potential future shortages of the fuel coke used for her castings.
Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703