IMPORTANT: Always call the business before going to take the factory tour. We try and keep our data s up-to-date as possible but you should always check first.
1508 Bishop's Lodge Road - 5 miles North of Plaza,
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Latitude: 35.756743 Longitude: -105.926206
Email Address: [email protected]
This tour is free
One of the greatest resources available for sculptors and art collectors is located five miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the village of Tesuque (te-soo-ke). Shidoni, a bronze art foundry, sculpture garden and gallery, is situated along the Rio Tesuque on a former apple orchard. Visitors have the opportunity to watch 2000 degree molten bronze being poured into ceramic shell molds, stroll around the sculpture garden and visit the gallery which represents 100 different sculptors from all over the country. ?Shidoni? is a Navajo word used as a greeting to a friend. If you are an artist in need of the finest foundry services available, a collector in search of quality art, or you want to learn about the process involved in the creation of major works of art, please come for a visit.
The foundry is open to the public for self guided tours Monday - Friday between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays. Bronze pours occur every Saturday, year around, and are open to the public at no charge.
Foundry Visitor Entry Fee of $1/ea. For Self Guided Foundry Tours on Mon-Fri. (Noon - 1PM)
Foundry Visitor Entry Fee of $2/ea. for Bronze Pour & Foundry Attendance on Saturdays
Bronze Pours: ARE HELD ON SATURDAYS ONLY
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