Kitras Art Glass is a family run, Canadian company, with a strong belief in finding, making and sharing the Everyday Beautiful.
Their story 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.
After a few years of working the craft show retail market Kitras Art Glass expanded into the wholesale market in 1994. In this year the single most important factor in their growth was the start of exports into the United States. This move initiated a major growing phase for the company and by 2001 it 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 Elke Kitras loss her life to Leukemia. Her vision of celebrating beauty in all parts of life remains the driving factor behind every piece of art that Kitras creates and bring to its customers.
Since 2001 Kitras has have shrunk and grown again with the changing marketplace. One of the most exciting changes during these times was the expansion of its in-house Showroom. Here Kitras aims to inspire and spark joy to all who visit. Its 1000 square foot gallery showcases all of its signature collections and celebrates their stories.
Kitras is proud to be Canada’s largest hot glass studio and will be celebrating 30 years of the Everyday Beautiful in 2018! 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. Kitras is proud to remain a family run, made in Canada, company with a focus on bringing beautiful glass and gifts to the marketplace.
By thoughtfully selecting creations from the Kitras Art Glass collection that fit perfectly into Squan Trading Company’s focused categories of Coastal Home Decor, Island Style Home Decor, and Nautical Home Decor, we enable you to quickly build your personal “Life and Style by the Sea”.