Carlos De La Torre was born in 1948 in the city of Toledo.
It came from a humble family.
He was barely 14 years old when he began to be interested in damask crafts.
They were difficult times, but he looked for a way to get started in this art, based on work and perseverance.
He stopped to look at the artisans who worked at the shops in the city.
He received classes to start, but later continued his art in a totally self-taught way.
Its main style is Arabic, creating geometric figures and other decorative objects, almost always with a geometric design.
After having become one of the best damasquinadores in Toledo, today Carlos De La Torre continues to create authentic unique pieces, hand-damasked.
As tradition indicates that such crafts are transferred from parents to children, Carlos currently teaches the art of damascene art to his two youngest children. The young son with 8 years of experience in the sector, has become a promise, with a very clean technique and an even more promising finish. It could be said that he is already a master of damascene.
His second daughter, 3 years old in the sector, continues with the apprentice process, innovating with different pieces and giving a more feminine touch to the designs.