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 fantastic Skulltech bead by Hugh Glass. The amazing Skulltech section in the stem is bubble trapped faces highlighted by intense blue silver fume to define the face. The ends around the skulltech look purple from the date and signature. This works as a bead to wear or as a tip, or both! Beautiful work by one of the godfathers of borosilicate glass art.
It’s a signed piece with “Hugh Glass” and the date in purple around both ends of the stem. It’s a nice touch. At 2.1 inches tall, 75 inches wide and deep this is a medium bead that maybe leans large. Beautiful heady glass by Hugh Glass out of Eugene, OR!