The idea behind Maya Tile was hatched over a decade ago, when Antolewicz was working with glass artistry in the artist’s haven of Tesuque, New Mexico. At that point, she was mostly focused on learning how to blow glass, as shown in the images below. But she slowly began to get interested in a different way of working with glass, an ancient but uncommon technique called lost-wax casting. Often used by sculptors to create bronzes, Antolewicz discovered she could “cast” glass into smallish, square designs—aka, tiles. Photo by Amber Porter.