• Maia Stern

  • Director, Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce

    Leadership Role: Co-Chair for Young Professionals Affinity Group

    Member Organization:  Stern Glass Works

    Contact Maia by email:  sternglassworks@gmail.com


    Maia Stern is a glass artist, teacher, and community activist. Through her role as owner and artist at Stern Glass Works, Maia creates a safe space for self expression and exploration, creates pathways to education and facilities surrounding glass work and foster community building and togetherness.

    Maia Stern is fascinated by the quotidian and the role and beauty of the seemingly banal in our daily lives. In this light Maia uses glass as a conduit to elevate objects from the ordinary to the extraordinary. These objects become story tellers, memory keepers and community makers. Maia holds an MFA from SIUC and is the owner and director of Stern Glass Works our community kiln-focused glass studio.