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Nicolau Baucells Bordas

Nicolau Baucells Bordas Building restorer
Catalan, Spanish
By appointment only
+34 609016558
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Restoring historical beauty

  • • Nicolau grew up surrounded by traditional lime decorations
  • • His first project was at Catalunya’s beautiful Parliament House
  • • Sgraffito is his specialised technique

Nicolau Baucells began his schooling at Centro Albayzin in Granada with Master Fernando Tejero. His degree studies to become a technician in the restoration of artistic and cultural heritage was based on various regional and national traditional techniques. After school and following Francisco Tejero's advice, he went to Barcelona and became an apprentice at the Campreciós family’s workshop, one of the three families of stucco artists that still remain in that city. Josep María and Joan Campreciós were his masters and have exerted the greatest influence on his work. Although his techniques are purely traditional, innovation comes into Nicolau’s sgraffito through the drawings which sometimes deviate from the patterns of Art Nouveau to more contemporary shapes.

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