Leading up to our final day of bidding on April 25, The Record Exchange is showcasing the artists who donated their talents to the seventh annual MUNNY Silent Auction Fundraiser. Featured in this post is Filip Vogelpohl.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Filip Vogelpohl, born in Progue, Czech Republic, fled to America in 1987. He grew up in Boise, Idaho, taking art classes in Jr. High and High School. After graduating High School, Vogelpohl visited Eugene, Oregon, where his instant attraction to glassblowing sparked. In 1997, Vogelpohl began flameworking in his garage. The first two years involved much torch time and guidance from Robert Mickelson, Kevin O’Grady and Casare Toffolo.
A portion of Filip’s work revolves around spheres; exquisitely large ones. Vogelpohl is known for his unique vortex marbles. He was the first to create a five inch borosilicate vortex marble. Sculptural and functional glass also play a big role in Vogelpohl’s lampworking career.
“There is so much satisfaction working with this medium. I have no doubt that I will never stop learning and forever be inspired,” he says.
Vogelpohl’s art is displayed in many boutiques and galleries throughout the United States, Japan and in his own gallery in Boise, Boise Art Glass.