Hugh Salkind is the first apprentice to Bob Snodgrass. Hugh met Bob at a Grateful Dead show somewhere in the Midwest in 1988. Hugh immediately liked Bob’s glass and started selling it himself. Around two years later it was Hugh that lured Bob to Eugene, Oregon with promises of the best weed. Eugene’s superior weed convinced Bob to set up shop in Oregon and finally come off the road.
Hugh started learning glass blowing himself with Bob in 1990. Hugh and Bob both got busy building the borosilicate glass industry we know today. Hugh was there through everything. So much art and all the artists that came out of Eugene. This includes all of Bob’s later glassblowing apprentices. Blowing glass since 1990, Hugh helped develop fuming itself from the earliest days, and also played a role in too many other firsts in glass art to list. We’re excited to have his OG fume work in our gallery!
This is a fumed Deadhead skull pendant by Hugh Glass. This is the classic Snodgrass Deadhead that Hugh and Bob invented in Eugene. A simple heady pendant that looks fantastic! Beautiful work by one of the godfathers of borosilicate glass art.
It’s a signed piece with “Hugh” in Ti pen. 2 inches tall including the eye makes this the largest of this drop. 1.4 inches wide, and .75 inches deep. This is a light, easy to wear pendant. Beautiful heady glass by Hugh Glass out of Eugene, OR!