Kitras Glass ~ Oil Lamp
Add warmth and light to your home and your surroundings with these unique oil lamps inspired by the beauty of Trees.
Tree of Family ~ There is no greater comfort in life then the unconditional love and support of family. Like the roots of a tree, family nourishes and encourages us to grow to limitless possibilities. The Tree of Family reminds us that no matter how far we branch out as individuals, our family is always there for support, for encouragement, and above all for love.
Tree of Strength ~ Strength is a powerful instrument we use to navigate the unexpected twists and turns of life. Just as a tree uses its trunks for support we use our inner strength to hold us steady. The Tree of Strength reminds us of our resiliency and our unique ability to rise above adversity no matter what.
Tree of Joy ~ Delight in the vibrant mix of life’s simple pleasures. Like a tree brushing into life after a long winter spread the joy you feel today with those around you. The Tree of Joy reminds us that performing small acts of kindness can help make the world a more joyful place.
Tree of Life ~ Like each leaf of a tree our life is full of colourful and unique moments that define us as individuals. Similarly, the changes a tree endures throughout the seasons illustrates to us the circle of life. The Tree of Life reminds us to live everyday of our lives with compassion, integrity and gratitude.
Kitras founder, Stephen Kitras, of Canada, began work as a glass blower in 1988. He worked alone for five years handling all the production and administrative tasks. He and his wife then shipped the product from their dining room table. In 1994 Kitras Art Glass was formed with Stephen’s wife Elke as a partner in the corporation. In this year the single most important factor in the company’s growth was the start of exports to the United States. By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility was built to accommodate the increased production demands. Stephen continues to handle all the new product development and oversees the training of staff. In 1999 the company suffered the loss of Elke Kitras to Leukemia, but the vision that she and Stephen developed for the company continues to thrive. It is the mission of Kitras Art Glass to design and produce beautiful glass objects for the enjoyment of the general public. It is the company’s belief that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted. The company also believes that beautiful objects should be affordable, not only for the elite.