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Ulbricht Nutcracker Signing Event
16 November 2019
Author: John & Sarah Ranes November/16/19

Gunther Ulbricht
Nutcracker Signing
Saturday Nov 16th 2019
12:00pm to 5:00pm


For the Twenty-third 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, GmbH.

We welcome Gunther Ulbricht, on his fifteenth 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 2019 Ulbricht U.S. tour.

Santa Giftgiver with Workbench - 2019 Limited Edition nutcracker by Ulbricht
The 2019 Santa Giftgiver with workbench nutcracker pictured above showcases the attention to detail that is found in every item produced in the Ulbricht workshops. Surrounded with toys and sweets on his workbench, you can almost see his eyes twinkle.

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 2019 with a Belted Kingfisher - This special cracking bird, is a limited edition nutcracker and measures 6-7/8 inches. This Kingfisher "Cracking Bird" is available only through select retail dealers in the United States that host a signing event and personal appearance during 2019.

2019 Tour Bird nutcracker by Ulbricht - Belted Kingfisher - Cracking Bird
2019 Tour Bird - Belted Kingfisher
This 2019 Belted Kingfisher becomes the 23rd in this series of tour birds that began with "The Woodpecker" in 1997 (Replica of a 1933 nutcracker.)

Settle Inn Santa Nutcracker by Ulbricht - 2019 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 Belted Kingfisher - 2019 Tour Bird to order online. These will all be signed by Gunther and dated 2019.

-- 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 2019 limited edition nutcracker designs, a Settle Inn Santa. This richly adorned nutcracker stands over 20 inches in height and is laden with items to decorate for Advent. He really needs to be seen and touched to appreciate the care and craftsmanship that goes into each Ulbricht design.

Gunther has toured the United States on numerous occasions, and will make his fifteenth return appearance to The Frame Workshop in Appleton - Ten years now for our Open House event in our location at 430 E Northland Avenue - Memorial Square!

If you are reside somewhere else in the US, here is Gunther's entire U.S. tour schedule from 2018 which took him from Connecticut to California with eleven stops: 2018 Ulbricht Signing Tour

On this page we have displayed only a couple of the new 2019 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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