Blown Art Glass (Ontario, Canada)
The story of Kitras Blown Art Glass started in 1988 when husband and wife duo, Stephen and Elke Kitras moved to small town Fergus, Ontario. Stephen had just graduated from Sheridan College. He set up a small studio and produced every piece himself, shipping it from their dining room table.
Beginning in 1994, Kitras started exporting into the United States. This move initiated a major growing phase for the company and by 2001 we had expanded to over 40 employees. A new facility was built to accommodate the increased production demands.
These years were exciting but not short of struggles. In 1999, we suffered the loss of Elke Kitras to Leukemia. Her vision of celebrating beauty in all parts of life is still the driving factor behind every piece we create and bring to our customers.
We are proud to be Canada’s largest hot glass studio and to celebrate the Everyday Beautiful with our customers! Although Stephen is still a part of the company, his children have taken a large role in bringing the company forward into a new stage of business. We are proud to remain a family run, made in Canada company with a focus on bringing beautiful glass and gifts into the marketplace.