American Glass Guild




Don Samick

Donald Samick joined Lamb Studios in 1964 as an architectural draftsman working with architect George de Ris in the interior design department.  Shortly thereafter, he spent two years in the glass studio learning all the facets of the stained glass craft from assisting the artists to installing windows.  He later returned to the office where he took up estimating, design and sales work.  In 1970, he assumed ownership after Karl Lamb died and the fourth generation of the Lamb family decided not to continue on with the business.

His education is in business, art and architecture.  He completed the Dale Carnegie course and studied in England social relations and organizational development.  These courses and other studies, based on the indications of the Austrian  philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, had a great influence on Donís personal and business life.

His mercurial role between the artist and client has been a powerful force in the realization of successful commissions.  He believes that there is artistic talent in everyone and that his responsibility is to assist in bringing this expression to life from the patron to the artist.

Don has written several articles for Stained Glass, Faith and Form and Your Church magazines.  He designs church interiors, columbaria, and modern stained glass.  His interest in stained glass has led him to lecture on the history of stained glass and how a stained glass window is made.

His wife Donna and he work in the studio located in Clifton, New Jersey.  Working with independent artists from the United States, England, Canada and Switzerland brings some of the finest talent in the world into the studio.  The craftspeople are a dedicated international group who bring many talents to the craft.

He looks forward to the next 150 years.










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