Kitengela Hot Glass

© Kitengela Hot Glass
Genre : Production
Status : Private company
Principal country concerned : Column : Arts and crafts
P.O. Box 349 – 00502
Tel. : +254 (0)733 826629
Contact by email

Bordering the Nairobi National Park, on the cusp of a ridge called Kiserian ("The Blessed" in Maa, the Maasai language), Kitengela Hot Glass was started and is owned by Anselm Croze. In 1991, he trained in Holland with glass masters Willem and Bernard Heesen. Called a "dream merchant" for his creations, Anselm now employs 35 people full time.

The red-brick dome, the heart of Kitengela Hot Glass, is home to Anselm's studio/gallery and furnace.

"It's where the magic happens. Our dome has more than 1,000 glass stars inset into the ceiling in an accurate rendition of the night sky," Anselm explains. "It's a real planetarium."

Hundreds of different objects designed by Anselm are made here by his skilled team of artisans, from individual glass artworks to entire collections custom designed for restaurants, hotels, lodges, camps and other corporate clients throughout Africa.

Source: Kitengela Hot Glass


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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