Gregorio Gil carries out stone works and the carving and sculpting of stone. He also carves wood and carries out dry stone walls.
The techniques and tools he uses are the traditional ones. The process he follows parts from the drawing of the piece of work he is going to manufacture. Then, the roughing of the stone takes place, where he starts to eliminate unnecessary material and starts giving the material the shape he aims to achieve. He uses the following tools: bull point chisels, chisels, tooth chisels and electrical grinders. However, in the case of wood, he uses gouges and burins. Once he achieves the shape he wants, he gives the piece its final finish, which can be polished, bush-hammered, worked using a bull point chisel, etc. and in the case of wood, he paints the piece and gives it a layer of patina.
His master was María Jesús Valladolid. His entire professional career has been dedicated to stone. At first he worked extracting stone in a quarry, and then, after carrying out a masonry course, he opened his own workshop to manufacture sculptures and carry out stone works.
In 2010 he gave classes on masonry at the Workshop oriented to Employment under the title of “Vive la piedra, trabájala II”, in Iglesuela del Cid and Villafranca del Cid. He trained 15 students during the course of that workshop.
In 2016 he delivered a course for children on construction using dry stone and other stone works in Mosqueruela, Teruel. Ten children took part in the course.
– Casa del Herrero, Cantavieja, Teruel.
– Tourist office in Iglesuela del Cid, Teruel.
– Casa de Miguel Trillo Albocacer, Castellón.
– Ermita de los Mártires, Rubielos de Mora, Teruel.
– Ermita de Santa Bárbara, Puertomingalvo, Teruel.
– Coat of arms of Mosqueruela, Plaza de San Roque Mosqueruela, Teruel.