Today a Studio and Workshop
A studio and workshop is now located in the old grain mill in Wienhausen. Freelance artist Heiner Frede has been working here since about 1980. After studying at the School of Applied Arts in Hanover, Heiner set up his studio here in the old mill.
Etchings, oil paintings and more recently, short films are created here at the studio. All graphics are from original etchings, which means that both the design and the printing plate production and even the printing, is carried out by Heiner Frede in his studio. The etching technique includes line etching, aquatint and embossing. He also creates individual frames for the pictures in his workshop.
In addition to etchings and pictures, Heiner Frede is also skilled at woodwork and creates boxes, clocks, mirrors and other items, from his own original designs. Some of these incorporate decorative enamel finishes.
A special feature is the old mill building from around 1764, where grain was still milled here until 1962. The mill was powered by a water wheel until 1906, when the water wheel was replaced by a turbine. The mill building was converted into a house and studio in 1978. The hydropower plant was put back into operation in 1981 and has been generating electricity ever since.