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. Bob invented many aspects of borosilicate glass art like fuming the glass with precious metals. A genuine Snodgrass is as much a piece of history as it is a piece of glass art.
This is a heavily fumed sidecar steamroller by Bob Snodgrass. There are details all over this piece. In the photos you can see all the small hidden millis, rettis, and fumed faces. Details are always many in a Snodgrass piece and some will only show up during the color change with use. Those will be interesting to discover. Beautiful fuming is thick all over and there are a lot of beautiful color hues all over the piece. Bob and the whole Snodgrass family are fond of the old school steamroller as a design. This design was quite common in the old days but is rarely seen today for the most part. The Snodgrass family steamroller rules are this: 1. Sit down to smoke as the extra oxygen will often give you a headrush, 2. You always pass to the left as a political statement. The carb on this is worked with UV reactive glass and that’s why it has green hues in the photos. I’ll get UV photo up soon! This is an amazing one-off by Bob, and will be the star of any collection. 6.5 inches long, 4 inches high with the angle of the stem, and 2.5 inches wide makes this a fairly standard sized Snodgrass. Amazing glass art from Bob Snodgrass and we all thank bob for our Snoddy!
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 questions.