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Often referred to as "glassblowing" - but more specifically called "Lampwork", "Flamework" or "Torchwork" - this is a type of glasswork that uses a gas-fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements.
Early lampworking was done in the flame of an oil lamp, with the artist blowing air into the flame through a pipe. As the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps, it is now also known as flameworking or torchworking.