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 longer stem and insane color. A longer stem will cool the pull a bit. Ruby gold fuming stands out in the stem, and gems of it are in the can. The color tone changes throughout the piece with greens, blues, reds, violets and others becoming more prominent at various places. Heavy fuming colors swirl from end to head and it’s a heady look right out of the 1960’s. Silver white fume lines descend into the bowl for a nice touch. A beautiful hammer with so much fuming from Brad.
This is a medium hammer at 6.5 inches long, 3 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 fantastic on this as fuming colors become more intense with use. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!