Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanitys Most Transformational Process

Author(s): Jen Townsend


Featuring exquisite photos of 800 contemporary and historic works, this first-of-its-kind book reveals how the process of castingpouring material into a moldhas transformed our world through its history and omnipresence. In these image-rich pages, craft, fine art, design, and everyday objects offer us perspectives on castings unique possibilities, its place in history, and its role in contemporary object creation. Comprehensive and insightful, the book includes writings on casting as it relates to Art History (by Suzanne Ramljak), Ceramics (by Ezra Shales), Glass (by Susie Silbert), Large Metal (by Joe Becherer), Jewelry (by Jen Townsend), and Alternative Materials (by Elaine King). A multi-disciplinary approachincluding everything from traditional lost wax casting in non-ferrous metals to casting rubber, glass, porcelain, plaster, and some very unexpected materialsmakes this an essential resource for artists, craftspeople, historians, designers, and everyone interested in the objects that populate our world.

Product Information

Jen Townsend and Renee Zettle-Sterling are metalsmiths, authors, and teachers with an insatiable passion for casting of all varieties.

General Fields

  • : 9780764353383
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • : June 2017
  • : 304mm X 228mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jen Townsend
  • : 456
  • : 731.45
  • : Hardback