There is a documentary called ‘Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes’ that actually covers the history and relevance of Bob and his art, how it was first sold at Grateful Dead shows in the parking lot and helped grow borosilicate glass art. The Snodgrass family is a family of glass artists who all came up under Bob’s teaching, and they have glass art in their DNA. Bob’s family creates beautiful glass in the Snodgrass style, and we’re excited to have these pieces in our gallery!
This is a small fumed Tophat by Jon and Ginny. It’s one of the most beautiful Tophat pipes we’ve seen. The shimmering look of the fuming touches, the centered fumed flower on the top or the stem, rich heavy gold face fuming giving the intense pink color, and the really tight face work and symmetry throughout the piece. Little boro ‘gems’ decorate the hat and the stem and it’s a nice touch. The pink color of the face transitions to a soft yellow/green by the mouthpiece and it’s a nice palette of color. Perfect size hand pipe at 4.25 inches long, 1.5 inches wide and 2.75 inches in height. The intense colors of the fuming really set this off! Beautiful work from Ginny and Jonathon Snodgrass!