At Stuccs they are specialized artisans in traditional lime stuccoes and restoration of stone ornamental elements.
In the field of lime stuccoes, they work with two fundamental fields: restoration and creation of new compositions.
They work with stucco in all of their techniques and finishes: sgraffito, hot-ironed stucco, fresco painting, plastering, scraping, stone ashlar elements…or a combination of them.
For the execution of these works they manufacture their own mortars on-site. The intervening elements are the same ones which have been used from time immemorial: water, putty, sand and mineral pigments. The proportions, granulometries and procedure of pigmenting the mass vary from one commission to another, with the aim of giving the mortar the specific properties each supporting element and finishing requires, and giving it the character of a protective and decorative layer, which makes it extraordinarily exceptional.
They use the same tools that those used by classical stucco makers, which in fact, do not largely differ from those used by masons: grout floats, plastering trowels, trowels, pointing trowels, picks, brushes, paintbrushes, scrubbing brushes, penknives, scrapers, punches, tools for ironing, spatulas, cangrejos, levelling tools, plummets, rulers, drawers, buckets, baskets, weighing machines, muñecas de carbón, implements to enable stencilling,…
The work starts with the manufacture of the mortar and the adequate period of time it is left to set. In parallel, it is necessary to plan the work period according to the surface area to be worked on and the finish that is required. This action of planning beforehand is very important since the tasks must be tackled from beginning to end. The timeline is decided according to the physiognomy of the space, bearing in mind this important aspect.
Humidity is a key factor in the execution of lime stuccoes and it must be controlled at all times to ensure it is the adequate amount throughout each process, whether for the appliance of the different layers of mortar or for the final finish. It is essential to get to know how to reach, maintain and recognize the exact point of moisture required in every step. At the same time, it is key to have the skill to execute each phase respecting the timings the materials themselves establish.
Antonio Pérez Camacho starts his studies in Mural Techniques at the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny in Vic, in 1981. There, he established his first contact with the world of lime via the professor and master stucco maker Carles Solé. In the year 1986, when he finishes his studies, he sets up Stuccs with the tutoring of Carles.
They have received occasional visits from students from the School of Arts in Vic during the restoration works carried out for different requests.
Estucat i Color. Taller de Calç (III): Esgrafiat, estergit, estucat en calent, pintura de calç.
Centre de Formació Unió d’Empresaris de la Construcció, organized in Ripoll in 2015 by GRETA (Grup de Recuperació i Estudi de la Tradició Arquitectònica) within the Curs de Mestratge en Construcció Tradicional.
Plaza Santa Elisabeth. Vic. Barcelona. Façade with sgraffito. 1986.
Can Junyent. Plaça Major. Vic. Barcelona. Façade made of plastered stucco, scraped stucco, sgraffito and ceramics. 1988.
Casa de la Vila. Torelló. Barcelona. Plastered stuccoes and restoration of stone elements of the façades. 1989.
Cloister Casa Clariana. Vic. Barcelona. Plastered stuccoes. 1991. Design and manufacture of two inside mural paintings combining classical techniques. 1992.
Church of Sant Quirze i Santa Julita. Muntanyola. Barcelona. Manufacture of the scraped stucco for the façade and lime painting for the cemetery walls. 1992.
Caterina Figueres Library. Tona. Barcelona. Restoration of sgraffito stuccoes for façades. 1993.
Former building Radio Carrera. Manlleu. Barcelona. Masonry façades and sgraffito. 1994.
Parish Church of Sant Andreu. Tona. Barcelona. Manufacture of the scraped stucco for the façade with sgraffito motives. Stucco columns imitating marble on the altar. 1995.
Façade Plaça Màrtirs/Carrer de la Fusina. Vic. Barcelona. Manufacture of sgraffito stuccoes. 1996.
Cript of Sant Fortià. Santuari de la Mare de Deu de Rocaprevera. Torelló. Barcelona. Manufacture of plastered stuccoes and sgraffito. 1999.
Can Tarradellas Masia. Gurb. Barcelona. Plastered stucco in the façades and plastering in interior sgraffito borders. 2000.
Casa Patel Vic. Barcelona. Restoration of sgraffito façade. 2001.
Parish Church of Sant Boi in Lluçanés. Barcelona. Manufacture of scraped stucco façade and sgraffito sundial. 2002. Restoration of coils and cornice. 2008.
Aida Publicitat. Vic. Barcelona. Plastered stucco and sgraffito wall Pols Fractal. 2003.
Caixa de Manlleu. Manlleu. Barcelona. Stucco, façade of the main headquarters, carrer del Pont. 2003. Mural painting with sgraffito logo. Carrer Bellfort Office. 2009.
Forn Altarriba. Pl. Crist Rei. Manlleu. Interior stucco. 2003.
Parish Church of Santa Eulàlia in Riuprimer. Barcelona. Manufacture of scraped stucco with vertical joints and plastered socle. 2005.
Lavola Ecobuilding. Manlleu. Barcelona. Interior stucco. 2005.
Plaza de Nostra Senyora de Gràcia. Manlleu. Barcelona. Restoration of façades made of sgraffito stucco, scraped and with a punched ashlar-like composition. 2005, 2010, 2015.
Sabateria Ricart. Carrer Estret. Vic. Barcelona. Plastered stucco. 2006.
Church of La Salle. Manlleu. Barcelona. Plastered stucco façade with a socle manufactured imitating stone. 2007.
El Portal Nou. Centelles. Barcelona. Plastered stucco. 2008.
Can Puget Building. Manlleu. Barcelona. Restoration of hot-ironed stuccoes located in the portal and main staircase. 2009.
Can Sanglas. Manlleu. Barcelona. Plastered stucco of the back façade, portal and garden wall. Restoration of staircase with lime paints. Restoration of stone elements. 2009.
Local Agrupación Cultural Peña Flamenca. Manlleu. Barcelona. Plastered and waxed stucco. 2011.
Fundació l’Olivar. Ventalló. Girona. Abstract inlaid stucco. 2012.
Ca la Sió (Neus Clotet Arquitecta). Olost. Barcelona. Manufacture of the exterior socle, stucco imitating stone. 2012.
Carrer Sant Elm, 53. Barcelona. Sgraffito stuccoes, ashlar stones, restoration of cornices and stone ornamentation. 2013.
Carrer Salamanca, 14. Barcelona. Restoration of stuccoes imitating brick, sgraffito borders and stone-made elements. 2014.
Carrer Balmes, 85. Barcelona. Restoration of the masonry stucco and stone ornamentation. 2015.
Casa Sibidí. Olot. Girona. Restoration of the façade made of sgraffito stucco and of the cornices of the building. 2016.