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 rainbow of color in the fume. The way violet gold fume is streaked and layered into the piece is amazing. Numerous layers of colors are throughout the piece from end to end. The bowl shimmers with a silver white implosion that really sets the pipe off. The way the cells of color here have depth to them is striking at a glance. This is pocket hammer level of detail work in a full size piece. Brad has taken his game up a notch. A large carb provides easy control of the pull. A beautiful hammer with crazy fuming from Brad!
At 5.25 inches long, 2.2 inches high, and 1.75 inches wide including the carb, this is a medium that definitely leans small. 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!