Rare professions form engraver

Shaping engraver Helene Fischer works in Börnichen in the Erzgebirge. The form engraving workshop has been family-owned for several years and is one of the dying professions in Germany.

Shaping engraver also called shape cutter is an almost extinct profession which deals with the production of wooden printing rollers and sticks. In the past, these were used for fabric printing, paper wallpaper, playing cards as well as woodcuts, some of which were artistic. Today Mrs. Fischer only produces butter moulds for sale. These are available with different motifs, some of which were drawn by her grandfather by hand.