Glassblowing is the art of creating glass sculptures by manipulating molten glass. Glassblowing was first developed in the Middle East around 300 BC.
Since then, glass-blown products have become indispensable to daily life, as well as to scientific innovation, and glassblowing has emerged as a major art form.
There are two types of glassblowing, Lampworking, which is done with an oxy-fuel torch, and Off-hand, which works glass on the end of a hollow tube.[:es]