Vice or Virtue - this collection has the seven deadly sins and seven heavenly virtues deeply engraved into the crystal of each wine glass. Did you give your mother-in-law, the one with a Vice or a Virtue? She will wonder until she figures out the Latin word for ...?
Look deep into the eyes of the one you love. Hold them tight. Whether you want to set the mood, hint a suggestion or just enjoy the image, one of the images in the Provocative Collection will be perfect for you.
The Hmmmmm! Kama Sutra glass perfectly encompasses all the emotions of jumping into you're loved ones arms in a rage of passion. Take that passion and show him that you mean business.
The Ohhhhhhhh Kama Sutra lets you tell the person you're with, to look into your eyes and loose control. When nothing and no one else matters, this little testament to your intimacy will forever be encased in crystal and filled with wine.
Not all people have control when it comes to love. Some people cave into temptation while others hold strong. Luckily you don't have to choose just yet. Our Vice and Virtue set comes with two glasses that represent holding against your desires(Chastity) or succumbing to them (Lust). Sooo ... you don't have to make up your mind, until you uncork the bottle of wine and pour.
Pride is the deadliest of the Seven Deadly Sins.It is the self-belief that one's own importance and accomplishments are more important than others. IAs a host with this collection you can assign a Virtue or a Sin to each of your dinner guests. Which one of your guests gets Fornicatio, the Latin word for Lust?
In this collection each virtue is paired with its sin - Humility being the most virtuous and Pride being the deadliest. Humility is the modest view of one's own importance while demonstrating respect for someone else's.
Clean, Simple, Elegant. The Trinity Knot is an ancient symbol representing the three elements of earth, air and water. Set with Peridot Swarovski gemstones, this set of crystal wine glasses and decanter makes a wonderful gift for a bride and groom with traditional values and contemporary tastes.
The painful cry of a barefoot night time Viking invader stepping upon a Scottish thistle, incredibly provided the Scots with a national emblem that has lasted centuries. Proud, Prolific and Hearty, the Thistle is beautifully engraved as a floret or in a wreath with trinity knots on crystal wine, whiskey and beer glasses, set with Amethyst Swarovski gemstones.
In a time when animals were not neutered, the three Celtic tribes of Great Britain celebrated masculinity. The Scottish Lion, Welsh Dragon, Irish Wolfhound and their most deadly and cunning prey, the Celtic Boar, are represented in this collection of heavily engraved crystal whiskey glasses, set with Swarovski gemstone eyes.
Dancing Loons demonstrating the Courtship Waltz and the Territorial Tango. Observe from a distance or appreciate up close with these unusual crystal whiskey glasses that capture a spring time mating ritual held on lakes all over North America.
Elegant Leaf pattern with hidden Trinity Knot or Chai branch and Celtic Knot roots. The Tree of Life is a universal symbol of human connection with heaven, earth and the underworld.
Miriam's Gift of Water celebrates women's contribution to Jewish tradition. Miriam's story is one of courage, faith and leadership which is captured in this elegant and contemporary design. This crystal glass can be customized with the Hebrew name and date of importance for the recipient of Miriam's Gift of Water. It is a wonderful Bat Mitzvah gift for young women coming into her own.
Canada has lakes, loons and maple trees. If you are a Canadian company that does international business, a whiskey glass engraved with a natural maple leaf on the bottom with your company logo makes a memorable executive customer gift and says, " Thanks for doing business with us. We're Canadian. We appreciate your business. And we'll toast to our mutual success with whiskey!"
What's your favorite whiskey? And when you contemplate the universe with it, is it in a man glass with weight and distinction or one of the kid's juice glasses they chipped throwing into the dishwasher. Custom engraved crystal whiskey glasses with your favorite whiskey's logo on it. Awesome!
Is your organization having an anniversary or celebrating 350 years, like the 78th Fraser Highlanders? We will engrave crystal wine, whiskey or beer glasses with your logo.
What happens on the Dragon's Den if Kevin O'Leary doesn't make you cry? Check out our Facebook page. These glasses were made for a pitch that the owner made to the Dragons, last season.
Sensual images of women and men, hand-engraved on Bohemian crystal wine glasses, elegantly enhanced with Swarovski crystals and signed by the artist.
Reflecting the diversity of client requests from Contemporary Celtic Art, to Traditional Judaic Symbolism to Classic Canadiana, hand-engraved on Bohemian crystal wine and whiskey glasses, elegantly enhanced with Swarovski crystals and signed by the artist.
Aqua Vitae Stemware is a crystal glass company that creates uniquely engraved art on crystal wine and whiskey and decanter sets for a diverse clientele. Each piece is deeply sand-engraved by hand, with custom designs ranging from Sensual Images of the Kama Sutra, Contemporary Celtic Art (knotwork, love motifs and medieval beasts), Traditional and Contemporary Religious Symbolism, to the creative rendering of Corporate logos for impressive executive gifts. The beauty of each piece is tastefully enhanced with Swarovski gemstones, and is accompanied by a certificate of quality and the story behind the design engraved upon each glass.
My artistic passions are medieval illuminated art and glass. I attribute these to an inherent love of history and a fortuitous job opportunity when I was in university, with a glass sculptor, that led to a passion for glass objects.
Much of the work that I do combines my two passions. I use crystal glasses because I appreciate their fragile and temperamental beauty as an art medium. I love medieval art and specifically illuminated manuscripts ( religious books that were highlighted with gold and adorned with semi-precious stones), because they depict a bold and passionate type of imagery that people can still identify with today. I enjoy the challenge of transforming a glass into a useable piece of art that sparks the imagination and provokes thought. It is a unique art form, and as a result, the glasses that I create are unique. Each one of the designs comes with a story. It is engraved by my hand and stands out on its own. Each glass is as individual as the person who holds it to celebrate life and toast friends.
Diploma in Design and Marketing, Seneca College, Toronto 1984 – 1986
Honours BA Medieval History, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg 1986 – 1990
Honours BA Education, McGill University, Montreal 2002 – 2006
Peter Collins’ Studio, Montreal, 2002 – 2006
Member of the Glass Artist’s Association of Canada
Member of the North American Celtic Trade Association
Glasses are uniquely packaged in an elegant form fitted silver and black box that protects the glasses during shipping. The glasses are accompanied with a certificate of quality with the signature of the artist and an information card with the origin of the design.
Shipping within Canada and the USA is provided through Canada Post or USPS . Delivery times vary between two to three weeks of purchase order depending upon seasonal constraints. Cost of shipping is based upon size of order , distance to destination and expediency of order ( priority or standard post).