CAST is now available at Rizzoli, one of the most beautiful bookstores we've ever seen. Not only that, but it's featured on page 13 in their gorgeous holiday catalog! What an honor.
Movato Home publishes Vancouver HOME, Toronto HOME, and Montreal HOME, which are described as luxury, interior design, lifestyle magazines. CAST got a coveted spot in the gift guides these glossy beauties feature every holiday season.
Blogger, Binzento Vincente, says, "thank you Jen Townsend & Renée Zettle-Sterling for putting together this beautiful and resourceful book about the art and history of casting creation." Thank you, Binzento! We're looking forward to the full review!
CAST got a nice mention on this roundup of new books!
Amber Baker says on her blog, "This is a gorgeous book, seriously y'all. CAST would make for a fitting staple in any living room, on any coffee table. There's something for everyone in this book, and it's sure to be cherished for ages." Such a lovely comment!
We're thrilled to announce that we'll be speaking at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Expo (SOFA) in Chicago on Friday, November 3 from 10:30 - 11:30 am with a book signing to follow. SOFA is an incredible expo dedicated to three-dimensional works of craft, art, and design. Held on Navy Pier, SOFA is a wonderful experience. We'd love to see you there!
Many thanks to the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) for sponsoring our talk!
CAST got a wonderful write-up in Fashion Maniac, a terrific website that covers everything from the news to accessories.
Check out their coverage on fashionmaniac.com
Judy Arginteanu wrote such a thoughtful review of CAST. Here's a small excerpt"
"At 400-plus pages, it’s a hefty tome, but the 800 images, with examples from ancient to modern, balance the text, making for a delightfully informative reference on a method that retains both its earthbound function and alchemical magic."
Truly reflective reviews are rare - we are so grateful. Thanks, Judy!
A Book Of, an online fashion and culture magazine, gave CAST some wonderful coverage, including a bunch of photos they took of the book.
Blogger, Matthew Hunt, gave CAST a nice shout out in the book review section of his blog.
We are honored beyond our ability to express it when we think about our book being in The Met. We are so grateful to everyone who made this possible and especially to Brittany Arnold who took pictures of our baby in the "New Arrivals" section. Thanks, Brittany!
The Grand Valley Lanthorn has a great piece on CAST written by Celia Harmelink. Grand Valley is so proud of Renée and of CAST - this piece is based on an interview with Renée and discusses some of the background of the book and how it came to be.
CAST was featured on Hinsdale LivingThe Buzz: September 2017.
Hinsdale Living is an exclusive lifestyle publication for Hinsdale and the surrounding communities. We offer in-depth features, portraits of local residents, and extensive coverage of social functions and lifestyle trends. Our publication reaches more than 60,000 readers monthly—mailed directly to every resident and business within the communities of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, and Oak Brook. This relevant and timely magazine mirrors the extraordinary populace it represents.
We're pleased to announce a lovely piece on CAST from ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine!
ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine covers spectacular design and architecture, incredible people, and intimate journeys into exclusive estates throughout the world. Commitment to visual brilliance, investment in the storytelling of luxury and culture, and a discerning editorial eye set ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine apart as a renowned, first-in-class publication.
CAST made the listing in the New Art Books section of Art Times,
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We're pleased to announce that Art Daily, the first online art newspaper (est. 1996), posted a lovely article on CAST.
Sheridan Road posted a beautiful feature on CAST in their September issue! Sheridan Road is a Chicago-based luxury lifestyle magazine that delivers a colorful and passionate telling of neighboring events, fashion, beauty, finance, and the pursuit of leisure. This unique publication observes the social scene with intelligence, glamour, and style.
Haute Lifestyle, a website that covers everything from arts and culture to news, science, and technology, posted a terrific review of CAST.
This piece, written by Marissa LaPorte, a GVSU University Communications student writer, was recently posted on the GVSU website. LaPorte interviewed Renée and gives an overview of CAST.
Country delivers a colorful and passionate telling of The Barringtons’ events, style, wellness, and local goings on; observes the social scene with intelligence and glamour; and offers engaging features that give insight into the extraordinary people, philanthropy, and lifestyles that makeup our exclusive address.
Shelley Irwin, host of The Morning Show, interviewed Renée and Jen about Renée's work as a Professor at GVSU and the publication of CAST!
This reviewer hoped for a little more step-by-step, which we knew some people would want, but we found the how-to to be a very slippery slope into a how-to text. Nevertheless, the reviewer kindly gave the book four stars.
Margaret Lindsay Holton also wrote a great in-depth review on raisethehammer.org, a regional public affairs & arts-interest website out of Hamilton, Ontario.
We are working with Smith Publicity to help get CAST into the spotlight.
Do you have ideas about reviewers, blogs, magazines, or other media that might be interested in CAST, artists featured in the book, or outlets that might want to feature an interview with us about casting? Please email us and let us know any ideas you might have!
After three years of working on the book, it's so thrilling to see people's response to CAST. From followers posting videos and pictures of the book on instagram to five star reviews on Goodreads, we're touched and honored to see the enthusiasm from readers.
Want your own copy? Check out our Where to Find CAST page.
Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling will be presenting CAST:Art and Objects Made Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process at the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) conference in New Orleans, May 25th, 12:15 - 1:15 pm. Their lecture will discuss the genesis of the book, its content, and why this was an important book to write.
There will be daily book signings in the Vendor Room at the conference in Schiffer Publishing's booth Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday May 24-26, 4:30-5:30 pm.