In his workshop in Quintanar de la Orden, Leopoldo Villaseñor continues to work with tinplate using the techniques his father taught him in 1958.
His work material, tinplate, is a thin sheet of mild steel which is tin-coated. He shapes this material by using hammers and mallets on the anvil as well as bigornias (anvil with two horns), needles, pliers, scissors and files.
With great ability he cuts, folds, shapes and welds the extremely thin sheets of tinplate always following an artisanal process where firmness and precision are combined. As a result he is able to carry out all sorts of objects and recipients among which is ought to mention the gargoyles and gutters as well as the lanterns, the jars for liquids, lanterns for processions, buckets for farming work, etc.
He started working with tinplate at the early age of 8 at his father’s workshop, Modesto Villaseñor, who also worked in this field.