Filip Vogelpohl, owner of Boise Art Glass, was born in Prague, Czech Republic. In the late 1990’s, he stumbled across glassblowing in Oregon. His fascination was struck, and he instantly immersed himself in the medium. He apprenticed under artists such as Cesarae Toffolo from Murano, Italy; Roger Paramore; Kevin O’Grady; Robert Mickelson, and Milon Townsend.
Filip’s work contains a broad array of products ranging from lighting and chandeliers to marbles, paperweights, and sculptural works. His personal work largely consists of commissions created over the years for art collectors, local businesses and interior designers.
As an internationally recognized artist, Vogelpohl travels and teaches at shows such as BAE in Japan and the Glass Craft Bead Expo in Las Vegas. His work can be found in many boutiques and galleries throughout the United States, Kobe Lampwork Museum in Japan, and his own Gallery in Boise, Idaho.
“I work form the inside out, consciously employing traditional processes while adding innovative techniques. The nature of this work frees the imagination, allowing everything around to be absorbed as sources of inspiration. This medium is like nothing I have experienced before. Glassblowing has filled me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity. It is a most commendable vehicle for translating my inner vision to outer reality.” – Filip Vogelpohl