Meet the Instructors
“I have found my calling in the world of glass.”
Filip Vogelpohl, the owner of Boise Art Glass, was born in Prague, Czech Republic, and fled to the United States in 1987 as a refugee. He grew up in Boise, Idaho, and took numerous art classes throughout high school. After graduating, while traveling the Northwest, Filip visited Eugene, Oregon, where his instant attraction to glassblowing sparked. The first two years of flameworking involved extensive torch time and guidance. Filip continued to travel while taking classes all over the world. He studied with such greats as Robert Mickelson, Kevin O’Grady in Colorado, and Casare Toffolo in Murano, Italy.
Now, Filip works everyday blowing glass and teaching classes at Boise Art Glass. He has his glass art in galleries throughout the country and his custom ordered chandeliers can be found in many restaurants and homes.
Austin Grill is an artist born and raised in Ketchum, Idaho, who now resides in Boise, Idaho. Glassblowing immediately sparked his interest. His passion grew after his first Flameworking course at Boise Art Glass. After which, he spent his spare time learning and honing his craft while apprenticed under Filip Vogelpohl. Now, his experience and love for the medium allows him to share his passion by teaching classes within the community.
Kevin Gray grew up in Boise, Idaho. Graduating from Bishop Kelly High School in 2006. In 2012 he received his Bachelors of Fine Art at Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, CA. After graduation he spent four years in New York City as an artisanal welder. There he honed his metal fabrication skills as well as participating in the vivid art scene that the city has to offer. Since moving back to Boise in 2017 he has focused on personal work ranging from sculpture, painting, and jewelry. Kevin started taking classes and was mesmerized by the fluidity that glass had to offer. His exposure and experience in the art world brings an added depth to Boise’s glass scene. He has been an apprentice at Boise Art Glass since 2018.
Contact Boise Art Glass
Boise Art Glass is proud to serve our loyal customers out of our new location in the Historic Bogie’s Building in the heart of downtown. Feel free to stop by during our regular business hours to watch LIVE Glassblowing!
Monday – Saturday | 10AM – 6PM
Here is a sneak-peak of Filip creating a new glass installation for Barbacoa. Check back for more awesome art!Posted by Boise Art Glass on Friday, April 21, 2017
Check out this video of Carol working with Filip in the Hotshop! This technique is called pulling color. Once the glass cools, it can be used to create textures and patterns in other pieces.Posted by Boise Art Glass on Monday, April 3, 2017
Interested in glassblowing? Well we have a wonderful class that's all about the beautiful art of flame-working! Call us at 208-345-1825 for more information about our 2 Hour Group Flameworking Class ($59/ person) or pop into our studio/ gallery Mon-Sat!Posted by Boise Art Glass on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Check out this amazing in progress video of Filip Vogelpohl creating a sculptural seashell!Posted by Boise Art Glass on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Here’s Austin, one of our very talented instructors, giving us a peek into the pumpkin making process! If you want to learn more about making pumpkins, come watch anytime at our hot shop or schedule a class to make your own. 🎃 #blownaway #glassblowing #pumpkin #fall #falldecor #olympicglass #funandfreetowatch #boise #thisisboise #supportlocalartists #shoplocal #glass #thingstodoinboisePosted by Boise Art Glass on Thursday, August 29, 2019