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Sammy "Grilo"
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Grilo means cricket or grasshopper in Portuguese. It is the name given to me by my family in Brasil. It seemed all too fitting when I began my apprenticeships. "You have much to learn grasshopper."
I began working with metal in auto body class in the former auto department at Santa Monica College. From the first moment that the flame began to melt the steel, I fell in love with metalwork. From there, luck and I guess, my personality, led me to the custom knife, jewelry and motorcycle worlds. I have been lucky enough to meet and be taught by some of the most knowlegeable and skilled people in their industry. My time with Master Smith, Scott Taylor(RIP), was where I became dedicated to the art. Unfortunately, Scott died before our time together was done. With so much more to learn and experience, his widow and friends have taken over and have helped me continue my training. In the motorcycle industry, Master Builder and buisness man, Gard Hollinger of LA County Choprods, set me under his wing and lets me work and learn out of his shop. Soon enough, I had realized that I am not a knife maker, not a jeweler, not a custom bike builder, but a general metalsmith. I have never been able or willing to focus my efforts on one aspect of metal working and all my teachers laugh and shake their heads at me. This will either be my demise, or my success. Time will tell... In the mean time, I'm having a blast!

Current Residence: Los Angeles gutter
Favourite genre of music: Punk, Reggea and everything in between
Personal Quote: "Not all who wonder are lost" -J.R. Tolken
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TimeTurbine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey thanks for the add fellow metal artisan! you make some fantastic stuff.
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metaltamer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
You earned it man! And thanks; I wish I could focus on one thing to get as good with a particular aspect of it as you are! Its all too much damn fun...
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TimeTurbine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tell me about it, sometimes i feel like a directionless college bum. i do leather work, sketch art,steel,carve tobacco pipes,and it seems my training is never done from marshal arts to my current obsession parkour.
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sicksilver Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
thanx for the visit.SS
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metaltamer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
No worries broda. Man you're magical...how'd you know? Gotta be a "premium" member huh?;)
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princess-vampy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Photographer
[link] you've been featured
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metaltamer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Thanks.
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
I have included you in my Valentine's Day feature news article. Please :+fav: it so that more people will see the wonderful art created by you and all the other featured artists. :thanks: :heart:
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I have included you in my feature news article The Colors of Winter: Champagne and Ice. Please :+favlove: the article if you like it so that more people will see this wonderful art made by you and the other artists. :thanks:
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metaltamer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Thank you very much for the feature!:)
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