tree of enchantment glass oil burners

by Stephen Kitras
Handmade
Recycled
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Light Up the Season

Let these handmade oil burners light your way through all the seasons of the year. Undulating lines and blending colors give the impression of abstract trees. Display individually or as a naturally progressing set to create the perfect ambiance for dinner parties, intimate gatherings, or just a relaxing night with your favorite book. Available in each of the four seasons - (shown left to right) winter, spring, summer, or fall. Handmade with recycled glass by Canadian artist Stephen Kitras. Sold individually. Each piece comes with a wick and one bottle of paraffin oil (16.9 oz.). Handmade in Canada.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
15444
Made from
glass
Measurements
6" diameter
Notes
approximate burn time for one bottle of oil, 12 hours. Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
  • the maker
Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras

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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