Filip Vogelpohl, the owner of Boise Art Glass, was born in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1987 he came to Boise, ID as a refugee. After graduating, he visted Eugene, OR. There his fascination was struck and he instantly immersed himself. He apprenticed under extraordinary artists such as Cesarae Toffolo from Murano, Italy; Roger Paramore; Kevin O’Grady in Colorado; John Kobuki and Josh Sable.
I work from 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’ve 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.”
Vogelpohl creates a broad array of products ranging from lighting and chandeliers to marbles, paperweights and sculptural works. Amongst his personal work he has a large body 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, ID.