Lorenzo Mur Buil
Tiling and other ceramic coatings (placing onsite), Wood Joinery, Wooden horizontal structures, Wooden roof structures, Flat roofs, Coffered ceilings, Forged elements, Locksmithing, Stone masonry, Dry stone, Masonry, Cobblestone pavements, Furnaces and kilns, Stone carving, Wood carving
Thanks to his broad training and experience, Lorenzo Mur carries out his activity within the fields of stone works, forge and woodwork, including traditional wood turnery and structural carpentry. These techniques can be used both for decorative elements and constructive ones for newly-built works or restorations.
Regarding wood, he works with many different types of wood, such as pine, beech and American oak, among others, using both traditional tools and other more modern ones. He uses gouges, chisels, sanding tools and scrapers, among others. In the process of designing and modelling he works with templates which have been carried out beforehand, even carrying out a clay model as well on occasions. With regard to wood turnery, the pieces are worked on progressively: one first roughing of the piece on four sides, and then a second roughing on eight sides, to finish working at the right speed.
Regarding stonework, he also works with different types of stone (limestone, sandstone, alabaster, marble, etc.), considering their different characteristics and aptitudes to manufacture constructive elements such as ashlars, gargoyles, pilasters, mouldings, etc. In the process, he combines traditional tools with compressed air hammers to speed-up the initial roughing process.
With regard to forge, he considers it relevant to make good use of the material by being precise in the previous design. Apart from working with bars of iron, he can reuse iron elements and give them a new shape. He carries out unions using rivets or by traditional welding.
During his childhood he learnt how to make toys at the carpentry Señor Toro, and at the age of twelve he registered at the Municipal School of Carving where he learnt all about wood and developed his creativity. There he met the one who would be his master for a few years, who offered to work with him and train to become an artisan. His training and professional experience is vast:
Professional training in carpentry at the Politécnico Virgen del Pilar, in Zaragoza.
Higher training course in plastic arts in EMBA Lleida.
Higher training course in artistic ceramics at the School of Fine Arts Ondara Tarega.
BA in Psychology by the UNED
Course on training instructors by the INAEN.
Course on training instructors on dangerous goods by the Traffic Authorities.
Escultores Clavero Zaragoza, for two years.
Several courses at the School of Crafts in León: rammed earth walls, traditional forge with Gabriele Cuortolo and Roberto, woodworking joints and coffered ceilings, with Agustín and Ricardo, stone carving with Pedro, Miguel Sobrino, Enrique Rabasa, and wood carving with Miguel Ángel.
Courses on training instructors on restoration for the INEM at the SEPECAN in Ciudad Real and Training Courses in Woodworking Joints at the INEM.
Restoration courses by the INAEM.
Directorate at the School of traditional crafts in Monzón (Huesca, since 2002).
Directorate at the School of Craftsmanship and Restoration.
Ten years giving carpentry classes with PROMI (promoting disabled people) at the Reina Sofía Centre in Monzón, carrying out restoration works for National Parador Hotels.
Restoration of furniture for National Parador Hotels.
Carving of the Virgen del Pilar for the Cathedral of Monzón.
Manufacture of a forged door for the Church of San Juan Monzón.
Manufacture of the board for the wine cellar of the Centro de Referencia Nacional de España.
Manufacture of the Templar coat of arms – in stone – for the access to the Castle of Monzón.
Manufacture of the paving for noble houses in the Pyrenees, in Aragón.
Reconstruction of dry stone walls in the Pyrenees, in Aragón.
Reconstruction of slab roofs in the Pyrenees, in Aragón.
Manufacture of the coffered ceilings of the wine cellar Prada a Tope, in El Bierzo.