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Ulbricht Nutcracker Signing Event
10 November 2017
Author: John & Sarah Ranes November/10/17

Gunther Ulbricht
Nutcracker Signing
Friday Nov 10th 2017
2:00pm to 7:00pm

For the Twenty-first 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 thirteenth 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 2017 Ulbricht U.S. tour.

Santa Father Frost - 2017 Limited Edition nutcracker by Ulbricht
The 2017 Santa Father Frost 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 2017 with a Mallard Duck - This special cracking bird, is a limited edition nutcracker and measures 6-7/8 inches. This Mallard "Cracking Bird" is available only through select retail dealers in the United States that host a signing event and personal appearance during this year.

2017 Tour Bird nutcracker by Ulbricht - Mallard Duck - Cracking Bird
2017 Tour Bird - Mallard Duck
The 2017 Mallard Duck becomes the 21st in this series of tour birds that began with "The Woodpecker" in 1997 (Replica of a 1933 nutcracker.)

An American Cowboy Nutcracker by Ulbricht - 2017 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 Mallard Duck - 2017 Tour Bird to order online. These will all be signed by Gunther and dated 2017.

-- 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 2017 limited edition nutcracker designs, an American Cowboy. 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 thirteenth return appearance to The Frame Workshop in Appleton - Nine 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 which takes him from Connecticut to California with eleven stops: 2017 Ulbricht Signing Tour

On this page we have displayed only a couple of the new 2017 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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