George R. Bandarra is currently residing in Murray, KY, and is of Portuguese descent. He has over forty years of experience in forging metal, and he is a member of the National Ornamental Miscellaneous Metal Association (NOMMA). He has served on the editorial advisory committee for the "Fabricator" magazine, which has international circulation. NOMMA has produced an instructional video with Bandarra teaching, step by step, how to forge stainless steel. Bandarra has received seven international awards for his metal works, and has had five articles published regarding his work.