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Ulbricht Nutcracker Signing Event
11 November 2016
Author: John & Sarah Ranes November/11/16

Gunther Ulbricht
Nutcracker Signing
Friday Nov 11th 2016
2:00pm to 7:00pm

For the Twentieth consecutive year, The Frame Workshop will be honored to host a visit by a family member of the respected German nutcracker maker, Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht.

We welcome Gunther Ulbricht, on his twelfth visit during our annual Christmas Open House. We are fortunate as The Frame Workshop is only one of a handful of stops across the United States part of the 2016 Ulbricht U.S. tour.

 Nordic Santa - 2016 Limited Edition nutcracker by Ulbricht
The 2016 Nordic Santa nutcracker pictured above showcases the attention to detail that is found in every item produced in the Ulbricht workshops...

Gunther Ulbricht
Gunther, who with his sister, Ines, represents the third generation of this well known firm based in the village of Lauingen in Bavaria and Seiffen in the Erzgebirge of Saxony.

Gunther has inherited great creative ability. Many of the most artistic of the nutcrackers produced today bear his designs. In his private time he is a fine artist, painting both portraits and landscapes.

Gunther Ulbricht

The tradition of an annual tour bird nutcracker continues in 2016 with a Hen laying Eggs - This special cracking bird, is a limited edition nutcracker and measures 6-7/8 inches. This Hen "Cracking Bird" is available only through select retail dealers in the United States that host an artist visit and signing event during this year.

This year's Cracking Bird hinges at the base of the body rather than the head - Tour Birds will be shipped as soon as they arrive from Germany!

2016 Tour Bird nutcracker by Ulbricht - Hen and Eggs - Cracking Bird
2016 Tour Bird - Hen & Eggs
The 2016 Hen laying Eggs becomes the 20th in this series of tour birds that began with "The Woodpecker" in 1997.

An American Firefighter Nutcracker by Ulbricht - 2016 Limited Edition
If you are unable to attend the signing event in Appleton, but would still like to order this event piece please click on Hen Laying Eggs - 2016 Tour Bird to order online. These will all be signed by Gunther and dated 2016.

-- If you have any further questions regarding Gunther's visit or Ulbricht Nutcrackers & Smokers, please send us an Email .

To the left is pictured one of Ulbricht's 2016 limited edition nutcracker designs, an American Firefighter. This richly adorned nutcracker stands over 20 inches in height and really needs to be seen and touched to appreciate the care and craftsmanship that goes into each design.

Gunther has toured the United States on numerous occasions, and will make his twelfth return appearance to The Frame Workshop in Appleton. Hard to imagine, but this will be our eighth Christmas Open House event in our location at 430 E Northland Avenue - Memorial Square!

On this page we have displayed only a couple of the new 2016 Nutcrackers from Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht. Please visit our website or our shop to see the entire range of wonderful German wooden products produced by this respected firm. We begin decorating for the Holidays in late September!

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