As we mentioned in the post on German education, Germany has a robust network of specialized schools that are ready to turn Hauptschule grads into high-level craftspeople. Below are some of the schools, and their students' work, that we saw on display at Holz-Handwerk. Apologies that not all of the work is attributed to the specific students; in several cases credit was not given.
Also, apologies if my translations of the school's titles are not 100% accurate. To our German readers, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could 1) correct me, and 2) speak to your government about transforming your language into something more reasonable. Maybe set a limit on how long a word can be--what are you guys, allergic to the space bar? I bet your Scrabble boards are like three feet—sorry, one meter—square.
Academy of Design for the Chamber of Crafts at Münster
Technical School of Wood Technology & Design at Hildesheim
Ebern Master School for Carpentry
State School for Wood Technology at Rosenheim
School for Wood & Design at Garmisch-Parterkirchen
Urban Master Carpenter Craft School at Munich