FLAMEWORKING is a type of glasswork where a torch is used to melt glass rods. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. There are two main types of flameworking glass (Boro and Soft). In both cases, the student sits at a table and uses their torch and glass rods to make art. The two types of glass rod (boro and soft) lend themselves to making different types of projects (see below) based on their COE (coefficient of expansion).