Classes for anyone 8 years old & up!
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.