Richard Glässer (Richard Glaesser) is a well known brand from Seiffen Germany and are one of the most important and most respected Christmas Pyramid manufacturers in the world. They produce enjoyable and expressive wood turned figurines that are world famous. Erzgebirgische Volkskunst Richard Glässer GmbH, the formal business name of Richard Glässer, produce extraordinarily designed Smokers, nutcrackers, Schwibbögen and so much more. They are proud to still offer the same high quality workmanship that Richard Glässer himself valued; the high quality standards have been passed down generations.
Hand manufactured items still make up the majority of Richard Glässer's product catalog! Christmas pyramids, nutcrackers, incense smokers, musical music boxes, candle arches and tree decorations are almost entirely made by and painted hand. If you were to visit their factory showroom, you can take a factory tour which shows how items are still made by hand and the crafting techniques that have been used for almost a century! You can watch craftsmen work their tiny paint brushes to put glorious details onto each piece.
At the Richard Glässer workshop, we craft Christmas Pyramids, Nutcrackers, Smokers, music boxes, arches, and ornaments primarily by hand. They start with sustainably sourced wood, followed by quality checks and precision machining. However, the heart of their process lies in the meticulous handwork, including cutting, drilling, and sanding. They uphold strict quality standards at each production step to ensure the highest quality.
Each product consists of 20 to 200 individual pieces, reflecting their time-intensive craftsmanship. Skilled hands assemble the components, and their experienced staff paint happy faces and bring the characters to life with their movements. This dedication results in the distinctive Richard Glaesser quality you expect.