Julio Peña works with stone both when it comes to newly-built elements and restoration of heritage. He carves the stone to manufacture architectural elements such as ashlars, mouldings, arches, etc. and also embossments, coats of arms and ornamentation in general.
He uses the direct carving technique by means of drawing and uses manual tools such as maces, tooth chisels, bull point chisels, chisels, toothed stone axes, rasps, etc…
Julio uses limestone from Hontoria, Silos, Bernuy, etc., apart from dolomites from the County of Valdivielso and various types of sandstone like the one from Villamayor. Apart from the work he carries out manufacturing the pieces, he also places on site different types of ashlars, stonework or dry stone and carries out flooring, paving, boulders, hydraulic tiles, etc.
School/Workshop Horna-Villarcayo. Master Miguel Sobrino González.
Town Council of Salvatierra (Álava), course on stonework and carving stone. 12 students, 18 months. Years 1993-1994.
School/Workshop in Medina de Pomar (Burgos), stonework, carving and restoration of the Romanesque Chapel of San Millán and restoration of an area of the medieval wall. 12 students, 2 years. 1996-1998.
“Taller de Empleo Medina de Pomar I”, stonework and carving stone, enclosure of the area of the Chapel of San Millán. Restoration of an area of the medieval wall. 8 students, 1 year (2000-2001).
“Taller de Empleo Medina de Pomar II”, stonework and carving stone, restoration of the Wall next to the Citadel. 1st Phase. 8 students, 1 year (2001-2002).
“Taller de Empleo Medina de Pomar III”, stonework and carving stone, restoration of the Wall next to the Citadel. 2nd Phase. 8 students, 1 year (2003).
Stonework Summer Courses in Montejo de San Miguel (Burgos). Stonework and carving.
12 students, 20 hours. Years 2007-2016.
Restoration of rural houses dating from the following centuries: 16th, 18th…
Restoration of the Portico of the Romanesque Church of Terradillos de Esgueva (Burgos)