Concrete is all around us and is usually considered a cold, rough building material: functional but not beautiful. However, Santana’s original designs convert concrete into a marble-smooth and sleek artisanal product. Santana specializes in the custom design and production of concrete countertops, sinks, fire pits, and other products.
Santana’s artistic career began as a painter. However, he finds the thrill of 3-dimensional production of functional art pieces more rewarding. He also finds that the close interaction with his clients’ in his design process converts the usual experience of artistic solitude into a vital social interaction that brings fresh inspiration to his work.
Santana’s clients find it rewarding to work with a dedicated artistic craftsman to create the lasting artisanal pieces that they will be able to use in their daily lives. Says one of his many satisfied customers, “Santana’s enthusiastic inclusion of us as an important ingredient in the design process made us artistic partners and has made owning and using one of his pieces in our home very special.”
Santana prefers to produce non-stock pieces. And while he has many designs readily available from his portfolio, he enjoys the close interaction with a client to realize an original artistic statement. “My greatest reward is working closely with each client to assist them in realizing a design that reflects their unique personal taste.”
Santana has been featured on Nashville Flipped on HGTV's DIY Network with Troy Dean Shafer, professional house flipper, and the amazing Nashville, TN interior designer, Julie Couch.