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 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.
This is a pocket hammer by BT. Beautiful fuming with gem-like colors on this. It shimmers with various hues of color across the piece in the sun. If you’re a camper or hiker that likes to partake in the outdoors, this is an ideal heady piece to take along with you. Also some people like to have a few puffs in the evening and enjoy a book or a movie. They might not want an elaborate rig to deal with, but still would like some heady glass. The small size of this makes everything convenient in either case.
It’s 3.5 inches long, 2 inches high, and 1.25 inches wide – this is a small piece. Really comfortable in the hand and the carb is a pleasure to work. This piece has the Sanskrit symbol for “OM” in fuming on the bottom of the can. The color change with use will be interesting on this as fuming colors will become more intense with use. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!