We had the good fortune of connecting with Ricardo Breceda and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ricardo, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
To be independent.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
A what sets me apart from other artists is my work and techniques. I use a lot of my own tools that I created to get what I’m looking for. Whether it’s texture in the metal or the right shape so it sits right. I’m always excited for my next job and creation. When I custom make something new, it’s always a thrill to see it come together. I got where I’m at professionally with my hard work and the appreciation of those who enjoy my work. It’s not easy and I’m still climbing for a higher level. I’ve I learned to expand in my art form from techniques and styles. I would like the world to know my work and my story behind it because it’s just a unique story how I got into this line of work.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to the beautiful beaches of San Diego. We would have to explore and just try new spots especially the local old town places in the That’s the most fun to create new memories doing new and trying new things together. As well as meeting new people along the way. That’s what makes the adventure way better.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Daughters, Lianna and Arabi are the reason for creating as well as the for the people who support my art and they joy it brings people.

Website: RicardoBreceda.com
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