Every facet of Ore Mountain folk art
Marilen Dreier, 18, is one of the trainees learning in Seiffen. “I’ve always been fascinated by wooden miniatures”, explains the young woman, who moved to the Ore Mountains from Celle in Lower Saxony just for her dream job. “Three years ago, my parents brought me a tiny wood-chip tree from the Christmas markets in Dresden. The idea that this was a job you could learn left a lasting impression.” She came across Wendt & Kühn and fell in love with the company’s angels and flower children. Starting out with a job placement, she went on to apply for a traineeship. When she was selected, one of four to be chosen from more than 40 applicants, she was over the moon.