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Biography: Peadar Lamb

Peadar Lamb
Peadar Lamb

Using techniques that haven’t changed much in 1,000 years, contemporary artist Peadar Lamb creates large architectural stained glass and smaller-scale light boxes. Lamb combines handmade glass with acid etching, painting, and staining to make large-scale work that is stylistically similar to woodcuts and etchings. He carefully considers the way light affects his stained glass work when choosing colors and the techniques he will use. “My ultimate goal is for the finished work to retain the vibrancy and life of the creative process,” Lamb says, “and transcend the technical aspects of stained glass as a medium.”

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Lamb has been working with stained glass for more than 30 years. He studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and continued to the postgraduate level in the U.K. His commissions include a 100-square-foot stained glass window across the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan (2009); the Dublin Zoo (2008); National Maritime Museum (2010); and the Carlow County Museum (2016). Lamb has exhibited his work in the U.S., Ireland, England, Germany, and Denmark. He currently works form his private studio in Cork.