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 early students. Brad went on to work on and go on tours with the Dead, and learn to blow glass with Bob Snodgrass.
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.
This is our first water pipe aka bubbler from Brad Tenner! Heavy layers of fuming inside and out look amazing on this hammer bubbler. Brad works and shapes his stem and the function reflects the attention to detail. We have a BT bubbler in our personal collection and the function is on point. The ruby gold here absolutely shimmers. Cells of ruby gold stand out like violet and pink gems in the can. The can leans violet from all the light play through the gold fuming. Intense colors from end to end on this, this is a special piece of glass art by one of the OG’s who invented and shaped fuming itself. The fuming themes change throughout the piece and makes it interesting from any angle.
This is a substantial medium hammer bubbler that leans to the large side. 7.75 inches long, 2.7 inches wide including the carb, and 4.75 inches tall. Really comfortable in the hand, and the carb is a pleasure to work. Brad signed this “BT” in large fumed initials on the bottom of the can. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!