About the Artist

Peadar Lamb is an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years.

Using hand-made glass, he employs a variety of techniques (some of which have changed little since the 11th century), such as acid etching, painting and staining to create contemporary unique pieces.

After studying in Ireland and Britain Peadar spent a number of years gaining practical experience in Britain, Scandinavia and Italy, before returning to Ireland to set up his own studio.

He specialises in large architectural pieces and small-scale lightboxes, working to commission and for exhibition.

He has shown extensively in his native Ireland and internationally, and his work is in public and private collections in Europe, the Middle East, the USA and Japan.

Peadar is continuing an artistic tradition going back to his grandfather, the painter Charles Lamb, and his great great grandfather, the painter Ford Madox Brown, a member of the William Morris firm of stained glass manufacturers in the 19th century.

Artist's Statement

My current work is striving for a certain simplicity and purity, that belies the complexity of its composition and technique, more evident in my earlier work.

"I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my work [...] never let anyone suspect the labours it has cost me"                                         - Henri Matisse

My ultimate goal is for the finished work to retain the vibrancy and life of the creative process, and transcend the technical aspects of stained glass as a medium.

Brief Bio




Born in Dublin, Ireland
Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
Brierley Hill Glass Centre, Birmingham, UK
Worked in Chris Comin's Glass Studio, London, UK
Travelled extensively in Scandanavia and Europe
Worked in Soren Ringard's Glass Studio, Denmark
Print making course, Silkeborg Kunstskole, Denmark
Travelled extensively in India
Returned to Dublin, to live and work
Made Member of the Graphic Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland
Part-time Art Teacher, Colaiste Eoin/Iosagain, Dublin, Ireland
Installation Team, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Left Teaching to work full-time as an artist
European Glass Context, Bornholms, Kunstmuseum, Denmark (representing Ireland)
Moved to Cork, Ireland to live and work
100 square foot stained glass piece completed and installed for Irish Repertory Theatre New York, USA
Unveiled 2 stained glass pieces for National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
'1916 commemoration' Public Art Award piece for Carlow County Museum