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 signed hammer by Bob Snodgrass. There are dancing bears and musical notes in a circle around the can. 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 is classic crack-n-fume Bob with swirling colors throughout. Reds, blues, yellows, greens and more all show up. There are some carved stars in the stem too. The fuming on the can is gem-like and it shimmers in sunlight. Sculpted Dancing Bear and musical note is on the face. Bob signed this “Snodgrass” in large letters in a circle on the bottom of the can. There is always some aspect of fuming that only shows up during the color change with use. I have no doubt that signature will be interesting. 6.5 inches long, 3 inches high, and 2 inches wide made this a pretty standard sized 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.