Shidoni Foundry Closed Down Today

Shidoni Foundry closes down today. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Shidoni Foundry closed its doors today after nearly half a century of operating in Tesuque.

Shidoni President Scott Hicks told the Los Alamos Daily Post late this afternoon that while the foundry closed today, the gallery will remain open. Hicks is the son of the foundary co-founder and said it was sad to closed the foundry but it had to be done for economic reasons.

The gallery will remain open, he said.

“We made a tactical decision and we will now focus our efforts on the gallery,” Hicks said.

Founded Feb 2, 1971, the Shidoni Foundry at 1508 Bishops Lodge Road in Tesuque has produced high-quality metal sculptures for world-renowned artists, such as Allan Houser, George Rodrigue, Susan Evans, Thomas Houseago and Ted Flicker.

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