What is Boro?

Boro is short for Borosilicate, which is the type of glass our artists work with. It is one of a few different types of glass that are used to create works of art.

Borosilicate is different as opposed to the other form known as soft glass or soda lime glass, which is placed inside a furnace as a source of heat to melt the glass and form it. Borosilicate glass needs a constant stream of heat from a fuel and oxygen torch.

Borosilicate work on average is a smaller format than soft glass, due to the fact that the glass always needs to be in the flame to soften or remain soft for a longer time, unless the glass artist has the means to work the glass hot enough.

We started with the name Boro and Beyond, with Boro referencing the glass form we carry. Our company has evolved Beyond just glass and now you can see everything else we offer on the front page.