Handcrafted America: Season 2
Season 2 Premieres Oct. 21st at 9:30p ET

Cast Iron Skillets, Baskets, Axes

Alisa Toninato ♦ JoAnn Kelly Catsos  Anthony Martin

CAST IRON SKILLETS, BASKETS, AXES | Host Jill Wagner travels the country on a quest to find talented craftsmen who still make incredible items by hand. In Madison, Wisconsin, Jill makes sparks fly with Alisa Toninato, making cast iron skillets in the shape of the 50 states. In Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, JoAnn Catsos is one of only two people in the country to earn a degree in basket making. Joann shows Jill her octofoil basket, a pattern she invented. Finally, in Fairview, Tennessee, Jill meets Anthony Martin, who uses pre-Revolutionary War tools and techniques from the 1600s to craft one of man’s oldest tools.


CAST IRON SKILLETS  |  Alisa Toninato

The cast iron skillet is a staple in any cook’s kitchen. It’s heavy, can last generations, and if it’s an American Skillet, it’s in the shape of your favorite state. When Alisa… Read more


BASKETS  |  JoAnn Kelly Catsos

JoAnn Kelly Catsos has been making black ash baskets, inspired by the traditional Shaker and native New England styles, for the past 30 years. Before beginning her… Read more


AXES  |  Anthony Martin

The axe is one of the oldest tools used by mankind. Former musician Anthony Martin makes axes today like they did in the 1600’s. Always fascinated with the trade, Anthony… Read more



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