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Our Interns: Liz Dragan and Cher Hicks

This year Polich Tallix had the pleasure of welcoming two summer interns, Elizabeth Dragan and Cheryl Hicks. As full time students at SUNY New Paltz, Liz and Cher spent their summer working with our team to organize and catalog our library of finish samples as well as our sculpture and photograph archives. Liz majors in […]

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Our Intern: Luisa Stainback

This year Polich Tallix had the pleasure of welcoming a summer intern, Luisa Stainback. A full time undergrad art student at Bard College, Luisa first came to us while she was touring the facility with her casting class. As it turned out, she is also the niece of our long time client Cristina Biaggi. Luisa […]

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Our Craftspeople: Mike List

Mike List is the Manufacturing Manager of Polich Tallix, currently overseeing 60 employees, supervising and executing multiple projects concurrently. He works closely with our veteran craftspeople, new employees, structural engineers, artists, and the Polich Tallix sales team to construct large scale, often site specific, artworks. Mike has worked for Dick at both Tallix Foundry, and Polich Tallix, […]


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Polich Tallix Welcomes the Newest Freshman Class

As our operation continues to expand, we welcome more new faces to our ever-growing team of talented artisans and craftspeople. We would like to introduce the newest members of the Polich Tallix family. Left: Ashley Snively (wax rework)   Right: Garett Grassi (finishing) Left: Jeff Crawford (finishing & fabrication)   Right: Tim Peters Jr. (ceramic shell) Left: […]

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The Polich Tallix Sophomore Class

Over the past several months, we have had the opportunity to expand our operation. This includes welcoming 11 new employees to the Polich Tallix family. They range from University graduates to experienced metal finishers. Across nearly all of our departments, the new crew will be cutting their teeth alongside our Veteran craftspeople. We are happy […]

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Our Interns: Hannah and Femi

For the past few months, our craftspeople at Polich Tallix have had the absolute pleasure of training two college students, both of whom are determined and hardworking individuals. It was clear from day one they possessed the patience and desires to explore all aspects of foundry work, from mold making and wax rework to finishing […]


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Our Craftspeople: Unju Lee

Unju Lee has been working with Polich Tallix since 2001. He started  with us shortly after receiving his Masters degree in sculpture from Pratt Institute. Unju is what we call a “cross trainer.” He’s worked in many departments over the years including mold making, wax rework and finishing.  As a sculptor in his own right, […]

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Our Craftspeople: Mario Nardin

Mario Nardin has been a  veteran of Polich Tallix since 1977. He is our foremost expert in metal finishing and chasing. We asked Mario a few questions about his time at the foundry. Here’s what he had to say:   PT: Tell us about your background, education and training in the arts…. MN: I was born in Venice, […]

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Our Craftspeople: Paul Henry McMahill

Paul started at Polich Tallix in 1986, working as the supervisor of casting, sand molding, shell building & divestment. A few of his many innovations for the company include development of new sand casting and gating processes as well as playing a crucial rule in designing  experimental metal alloys for casting. Additionally, Paul has acted as […]