Piedra Viva Hnas. Molina is a business which specializes in the carving of natural stone, working both with limestone and marble. They started in 1988.
They offer a wide range of artisanal products which go from furniture and decoration pieces to other stone works for construction. Thus, they carry out: sculpture carving, chimneys, bases of tables, shelves, coats of arms, columns, fountains, benches, family pantheons, etc…all of them elaborated on request.
Another of the fields they have also been immersed in is the restoration of architectural heritage. They have a broad experience in this type of interventions (commissions by institutions, the Church, etc…).
After training at the schools of crafts, learning and teaching the stonemason’s craft, Paca Molina went on to being part of different cooperatives. She ended up founding two businesses related to the carving of natural stone and the restoration of cultural heritage. This last one is Piedra Viva Hnas. Molina. Paca has an MA in History of Art by the University of Murcia and has broadened her knowledge at other universities, professional schools, academies of fine arts and foundations related to historic heritage, carving of stone and conservation and restoration of architectural stone elements.
Her teaching experience was carried out at the School Workshop in Cuevas de Almanzora, where she taught for a period of three years (from 1991 to 1994). A group of 15 female students worked on the reconstruction of the Palace of the Marqués de los Vélez located in that same area of Almería, thus, combining the practical part of the learning of the craft with theoretical content.
The majority of the most noteworthy works in which she has taken part are related to the retrieval of heritage, examples of which are: the Palace of the Marqués de los Vélez, in Cuevas de Almanzora, her works in the Collegiate of San Patricio (Lorca), in the Church of San Diego (Lorca), in the Church of Santa María la Real (Aledo), the retrieval of the portal and various catalogued family pantheons damaged by the earthquake in Lorca in 2011 of the Cemetery of San Clemente (Lorca), the restoration of the Sacred Heart in Zarcilla de Ramos (Lorca) and different restoration works for the Archaeological Museum in Lorca.
Outside the field of restoration, she has carried out recreations of archaeological pieces, such as a Roman miliar, the funeral monument of León de Coy, or the restorations carried out for the Archaeological Museum in Lorca. Other works attributed to her are: the portal of the Church of Los Dolores (Murcia), the stone altarpiece in Santa María de Gracia (Murcia), the cladding of a single-family dwelling located in the Avenida de la Vírgen del Socorro (Tíjola – Almería), different family pantheons in the cemeteries of San Clemente in Lorca, the Parish Church in Lorca, Nuestro Padre Jesús in Murcia and a stone sarcophagus for the Cathedral of Murcia.