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.
An amazing Sidecar Steamroller by Brad Tenner. On the top of the stem are two counter facing Red Eyed Stoner skull faces. On the bottom of the stem are two counter facing silver fumed skull faces. It’s fantastic, and the first one like this we’ve ever seen. The can is a complete work of fumicello that is a nice contrast against the stem. The color change on this should really be something. Note that the can is on the right side of the stem on this, so it’s for primarily right handed use.
A medium piece at 6.25 inches long, 2.8 inches high, and 2.6 inches wide. Easy to work in one hand. This is a signed piece with “BT” in fuming. Remember the oxygen blast of a steamroller tends to cause headrushes, so it’s best to be sitting down when you steamroll. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!