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 a Red Eye Skull Hammer by BT Glass. Brad calls them “Red Eyed Stoners”. Beautiful fuming that has strong greens, pinks, violets, and blues throughout the piece. It shimmers with various hues of color across the piece in the sun and the eyes really stand out. There is a large skull/face on the stem too. The red/violet eyes fill the piece with color when bright light is on them. This is a smaller piece that’s easy to handle. Please note: this is a right hand carb, so it’s ideal for left handed use. I’m right handed with average hands, and I found reaching wound with my index finger to carb with my left hand is a breeze. Just be aware of the right hand carb.
It’s 4 inches long, 2 inches high, and 1.5 inches wide including the carb. This is a signed piece with “BT” 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!