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.
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 fantastic silver fumed hammer by Brad Tenner. Heavy layers of silver fuming inside and out look amazing. The silver fume leans blue in the light and produces blue hues by the light passing through the precious metals. Silver white definition and matrix lines really set the piece off. The entire feel of this hammer is ‘drops in water’ and that runs from the tip of the stem to the bottom of the can. It’s heavy fuming that shimmers across the piece in the sun. The color change will be interesting on this. More amazing silver fuming from BT.
This is 7 inches long, 2 inches wide including the carb, and 3 inches tall. It’s a larger dry hammer. Really comfortable in the hand, and the carb is a pleasure to work. The Sanskrit symbol for “OM” is in fuming on the bottom of the can. Beautiful work from Brad Tenner of BT Glass!