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 has many apprentices who are now well known and influential artists in glass themselves. How Bob invented fuming boro with precious metals, and many other techniques. There’s a lot of firsts with Bob. A genuine Snodgrass is as much a piece of history as it is a piece of glass art.
This is a beautiful fumed hammer by Bob Snodgrass. A basic hammer made in the old way with no carb, and it’s signed and dated in the glass. It has a fantastic musical note on the can. Beautiful fuming on this with different colors showing up in the light. Those colors will all develop during the color change that happens with use. Bob signed this “S” in a letter on the bottom of the can, and a large “19” in boro. 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.