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 large Sidecar Steamroller by Brad Tenner that is stunning. A long, elegant steamroller with beautifully fumed sections. This is a true peace pipe you get out for a memorable session with friends. Different approaches to fuming add different colors on the can and down the long stem. Blue, violet, green, red, silver white, and others make this a kaleidoscope of color. Note that the can is on the right side of the stem on this, so it’s for primarily right handed use. An amazing large steamroller by BT!
A true large at 13.25 inches long, 3 inches high, and 3 inches wide. Even with the length it’s easy to hold and work the carb in one hand. This is a signed piece with “BT” in fuming. 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!