recycled glass tree globes - inspirations

by Stephen Kitras $45.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Prosperity, Gratitude & Encouragement

Encourage, thank or inspire those dearest to you with elegant 100% recycled glass globes, featuring an interior glass trunk that branches out to support vibrant splashes of color. Handmade in Canada by artist Stephen Kitras.

Tree of Prosperity (left): Just as a tree is prosperous when it is full of leaves, bearing fruit or providing a shelter, we too can find prosperity in many different ways. The Tree of Prosperity reminds us that by finding our true happiness or helping others we may grow and prosper.

Tree of Gratitude (center): Every day we are surrounded by many gifts. By taking the time to celebrate these gifts we are able to feel gratitude for the people or circumstances that allow us to have what we do. Gratitude can come in many forms and just like the roots of a tree, it can be deep and everlasting. By showing gratitude to those around us we acknowledge their efforts to make our lives and the lives around them meaningful.

Tree of Encouragement (right): Just as a mighty tree was once a small sapling, our goals, dreams or hopes were once small. As we work hard and we surround ourselves with people who support us, we are able to achieve those dreams or conquer barriers we once thought impossible. The Tree of Encouragement reminds us that while the path may be long, we are not alone, and with the support of others anything is possible.

Sold individually. Not intended as a tree ornament.

Uncommon Knowledge: To make these pretty globes, artist Stephen Kitras first has to receive a shipment of broken glass from a supplier in Seattle that makes windows for cars, homes and offices. They send their broken shards to Kitras, who then melts them down in a furnace for 12 hours before creating his signature pieces.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
19017
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
6" dia.
Notes
Not intended for use as a holiday tree ornament. Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
  • the maker

StephenKitras

Stephen Kitras 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 accomodate 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. collection

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