Joseba Lekuona has been dedicating his professional career to working with stone since the beginning of the 90’s. During this period, he has carried out a wide range of works, such as the carving of funerary steles, coats of arms, fountains, capitals, ornamental elements, copies of Romanesque capitals, as well as religious and civil sculptures.
However, among his works, it is worth highlighting the different stone works for construction he has manufactured as well as the restorations of dwellings and architectural elements both for businesses and private clients.
In all the aforementioned works Joseba uses the techniques of traditional masonry, helped by manually-driven electrical machinery for those tasks where it’s more convenient. He works with materials like marble from Markina, calcarenite and sandstone from the middle area of Navarra.
He learnt the craft related to stone work in the year 1991, in the school/workshop of the Town Council of Pamplona – Iruñea. Once this period was over, he started to carve stone in a workshop he set up in Berrigoiti.
His intellectual curiosity has taken him to keep up his training constantly and to carry out different kinds of courses: modelling, moulds, drawing or stereotomy of the stone in the Centre of Crafts in León, with Professor Enrique Rabasa, among others.
Today, even after having moved his workshop to the locality of Urnieta, Guipúzcoa, he continues to work all throughout Navarra and the Basque Country.
After he attended the school/workshop in Pamplona, he worked as an instructor at this same institution from the year 1994 to the year 1999.
Different restoration works, as a freelancer, with Patrimonio de Navarra.
Vaults of the Cistercian Monastery of Fitero, in Navarra.