There is a documentary called ‘Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes’ that actually covers the history and relevance of Bob Snodgrass and his art, how it was first sold at Grateful Dead shows in the parking lot and helped grow borosilicate glass art. How Bob invented fuming boro with precious metals, a lot of firsts with Bob. A genuine Snodgrass is as much a piece of history as it is a piece of glass art.
A beautiful fumed hammer by Bob Snodgrass. This is a basic hammer made in the old way with no carb. It has a fantastic mushroom marble on the can, and an interesting story. Beautiful fuming on this with hues of different colors showing up in the light. Those colors will all change during the color change that happens with use. This piece had a small crack in the stem, so we took it down to be repaired the last time we visited Bob. Bob repaired the crack easily, but it slightly ‘cooked’ the Snodgrass Family Glass label from the torch heat. Bob drew a smiley face in boro over the repair for the burn. You can see the smiley in the photos, it’s a unique piece. Bob signed this “S” in a letter on the bottom of the can. 4.25 inches long, 2.5 inches high, and 1.25 inches wide made this a smaller size hammer. Amazing glass art from Bob Snodgrass and we all thank Bob for our Snoddies!
The details are many on a piece like this by Bob, and if you are lucky enough to get this piece we encourage you to get in touch with Bob and the @SnodgrassGlass_Official account on Instagram and ask them about your Snodgrass if you have any questions.