Brad Tenner, or “BT” of BT Glass, met Bob Snodgrass in the parking lot of the Sacramento Cal Expo Grateful Dead shows in 8/4 – 8/6 of 1989. They discussed glass pipes and what was going on at the time. Bob showed Brad some things he was working on. They met up again in the parking lot of a Dead show in 1991. This is the meeting that led to Brad being one of Bob Snodgrass’s and Bob Snodgrass III’s early students. Brad went on to work on and go on tours with the Dead, and learn to blow glass with Bob Snodgrass and his family.
Brad comes from the Snodgrass school so fuming is king. It’s OG fume work by Brad that played a role in building this industry. In fact Brad was asked by Slinger to be in his “True OG’s” show recently. That show was put together to celebrate the artists who have helped shaped the industry from boro’s earliest days in the 90’s. Brad now lives in Eugene OR and is at the Snodgrass compound blowing glass daily.
A fumed hammer by BT Glass with a distinctive cob shape to the can. Insane amount of color on this. The silver dot fuming in the large bowl looks fantastic. Gems of ruby gold fuming shimmer in the sun throughout this. The color is thick all over and there are interesting details galore. The heady cells of fumed color remind you of the old water light shows that were popular in the 1960s. Brad created a seamless ring of fuming around the top of the can to frame the bowl that is really nice. A lot of nice touches on this in fact. Amazing heady glass.
This is a medium hammer that leans to small side. It’s 4.75 inches long, 2.6 inches high, and 2 inches wide including the carb. Brad signed this with “BT” in fuming on the bottom of the can. The color change with use will be interesting on this as fuming colors become more intense with use. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!