Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Collection

This is something that has been near and dear to me for my whole life. When I was a kid, my grandma gave me a cheap, factory made nutcracker. Somehow it struck a chord with me and I've been collecting every since.

My favorite nutcracker maker is Christian Steinbach, who is also one of my biggest inspirations as an artist. Unfortunately, he just passed away last year. Hopefully his children and grandchildren will carry on his legacy.

In light of the oncoming Christmas season, I'll be posting a picture of a nutcracker from my collection at least once a week.

I'll start with my very first German nutcracker, a Steinbach given to me by one of my grandma's friends. She's a very generous woman!

"Sherlock Holmes"


Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Lance,
I was just browsing the Sur La Table cataloge that had Steinback nutcrackers inside. They are very nice works of art. Lucky you!


Lance said...

Thanks Kristen, somehow I can't get enough of 'em!

Fantastic Figments said...

Lance thanks for the blog compliment! I have been around the blog block a few time ;)! We have to keep in touch. I think your pieces are incredible I have seen them around and I love the composition!

Thanks for stopping by,


Malissa said...

My mom collects nutcrackers too, and now has the grandbabies started on it!