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 in his new Psychedelic style. The amount of color and work in this is insane. 28 sections of heavily worked glass are in the smallest pocket piece Brad makes. The can leans slightly red in tone, and the stem leans slightly more into blue. This would be an amazing piece to take along with you in the outdoors. The small size of this is convenient, all the color and work is amazing. So much color.
It’s 3.75 inches long, 1.7 inches high, and 1.2 inches wide – this is a very small piece. Small in the hand and the carb is a pleasure to work. Brad fumed the Sanskrit symbol for ‘OM’ on the bottom of the can. Intense new style of work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!