Kitras Glass ~ Ornaments
Kitras art glass ornaments are a favorite in the store for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays alike. The orbs have an ethereal quality and when hung as a single or grouped together they create instant drama! Hang them in the window to watch the light play off of the dappled surface, or place a few in a large bowl for a stunning centerpiece.
Tree of Love ~ There is no greater gift in the world than the gift love. Like a tree, love grows stronger and more beautiful with time. The Tree of Love represents the countless blessings the love brings into our lives.
Tree of Hope ~ Hope gives us the courage to move forward when we experience adversity. Just as a tree grows despite harsh natural conditions, hope elevates us above life’s obstacles. The Tree of Hope reminds us that nothing is ever truly lost so long as we have hope.
Tree of Healing ~ Just as it takes time for a tree that’s lost its leaves to rest over the winter and regenerate to its springtime glory, it takes time for us to heal from pain – whether it’s cause be physical or emotional. The Tree of Healing reminds us to take time for ourselves, to gather strength from friends and family, and to not lose hope that we will once again be whole and well.
Tree of Re-Birth ~ Throughout our lives we journey through many different cycles of renewal. Whether it is overcoming a difficult challenge and emerging from it ready to start over or an exciting new beginning that will lead to great happiness. Just as a tree goes through cycles of death and then re-birth so do we, each time growing stronger.
Tree of Peace ~ The beauty and tranquility of nature in essence captures the meaning of peace. Like a tree growing in harmony with the forest that surrounds it, peace brings with it a message of tolerance, acceptance and compassion. The Tree of Peace reminds us that there are no limits to our abilities of charity and understanding.
Tree of Friendship ~ Like each leaf on a tree, our life is blessed with friends who help to define us as the individuals we are. Similarly, the changes of season that a tree undergoes is like the circle of friends that we’ve met throughout our lives – from our school day chums to more mature relationships. The Tree of Friendship reminds us to cherish each of our friends, the old and the new – and ensure that these important bonds are never broken or forgotten.
All ornaments are 6″ spheres
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.