Along with fretsaws and carving, wood turning is the most important form of traditional woodworking in Ore Mountain folk art. We are committed to this tradition and continue it with today’s means.
It all began in 1986 with Frieder Kuhnert, who turned his hobby of turning wooden figurines with motifs from the Erzgebirge into a profession in a small workshop. Three of his four children continue the turnery and specialize in different areas. The Drechslerei Kuhnert GmbH now has around 100 employees and the products are exported far beyond Europe, for example to Japan, the USA or Canada.
In addition to preserving tradition, we focus on the highest quality and contemporary design. With this in mind, we always incorporate new materials and innovative processes into the development of our products. By using modern laser technology, for example, we can give our smoke figures different facial expressions.