|About The Artist Behind Kitras Art Glass
Stephen Kitras began work as a glass blower in 1988. He studied at Sheridan College located in Oakville, Ontario Canada. For five years he worked alone handling all the production and administrative tasks. He and his wife Elke then shipped the product out from their dining room table.
In 1994 Kitras Art Glass was formed. Stephen and Elke became founding partners of the corporation. At this time, the single most important factor in the company's growth was the start of exports to the United States.
By 2001 company sales had increased and a new facility was built to accommodate increased production demands. In 2006 Stephen and Elke's eldest daughter, Sophie, joined the company and she now manages all of the sales and marketing. Stephen continues to be involved in the company, overseeing all new product development, the training of new staff, and when he has time, work on his own art projects.
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 vision of Kitras Art Glass to be recognized as an excellent Canadian glass blowing studio that produces innovative and beautiful decorative glass objects. We strive to create designs that enhance the modern home, garden, and lifestyle, as we believe that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty the spirit is uplifted.
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