“Don Pedro passed on his passion for knife-making to me. Today that my grandfather is not here, I continue to work different metals, emotions and values into each one of my pieces.”
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GUILLERMO MENDOZA, ARTISAN
Every afternoon I’d drop by the workshop, where a 7-ft tall man of gentle eyes would carefully organize the pieces of some old machine that had broken down in the field. That man was my grandfather.
Patiently, over the years, he passed on his love and knowledge of metals to me. At the other end of the room was the forge, whispering all her secrets…
Today that Don Pedro is not here, I continue to work into each one of my pieces a number of different metals, emotions and values, evoking his words and that strong handshake with my life-long friend.
Thank you, Grandfather!
I’d like to thank my wife and children who have always encouraged me to persue what I love: thank you for your tolerance, for taking care of me and sharing my passion in everything I create.
My artisan friends who welcomed me into their world and whom I learn from every day. And Victoria, the artist who’s brought this site to life.
Thank you so much!