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.
This is Brad’s new intense style of heady work and it’s amazing. He calls it Psychedelic and there is so much work in the glass. A fantastic depth of work in the glass is enhanced by ribbons of subtle green dichro. This is the smallest piece Brad makes, a true pocket piece, even at this small size there are more than 12 sections. There is so much work in every square inch of the piece it’s stunning. For a carry piece in the outdoors it would be hard to beat this for amazing heady glass.
It’s 3 inches long, 1.75 inches high, and 2 inches wide. So small and easy to work in one hand. Be aware this is a right-hand can for right hand use. Brad signed this with the Sanskrit symbol for OM in fuming on the bottom of the can. Remember, the oxygen blast of a steamroller tends to cause head rushes, so it’s best to be sitting down when you steamroll. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!