José Manuel is a specialist in artisanal stone works, both in newly built elements and restorations.
Since 1980 he has carried out several portals, dwellings, mansions, pantheons, coats of arms, bridges and tunnel entrances. He has also restored various mountain manor houses. Among his works we can find elaborate pieces such as coats of arms and images.
He works with stone (masonry and carving works) using traditional techniques and utensils such as chisels, bull point chisels, tooth chisels, toothed stone axes, pickaxes, mallets and grinder machines. He also carries out other rubble masonry works where he uses traditional techniques, methods and tools such as the mallet and the hammer.
He comes from a family dedicated to masonry works. José Manuel carried out his studies in teaching and technical drawing. However, when he turned 30 he decided to continue with the family tradition and trained with other stonemasons. Since then he has carried out his professional career manufacturing numerous outstanding works related both to restoration and newly-built elements in Cantabria and other communities.
Among his most important works it is worth highlighting the bridges of Medina de Pomar, the Church of Latas and the house/palace El Promontorio, in Santander.