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The Enlightenment: The Lamb Studios Stained Glass Newsletter

Issue No. 7, October 2014



Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey is in the process of completing a major addition to the well-known medical facility. Within this addition is a new non-denominational chapel for people of all faiths to visit. The architect was Pasquale Avallone, LEED AP at RSC Architects in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

The chapel’s main focus is an attractive stained glass window designed by the internationally recognized artist, Ellen Miret. The project was fabricated by the J & R Lamb Studios. Ellen worked in the studio with Studio Foreman Gregor Lorkowski. She picked out all the specific sections of glass to be cut from the mouth blown glasses that she had special ordered from Germany. Gregor executed the project, cutting all glass as indicated and then glazing the six panels that make up the 70” x 84” window. Additional lead profiles were obtained for the project, as the window contains lead caming in widths that range from 3/16” to 1 ¼”. The resulting window is simply beautiful, a project that everyone that worked on it is proud of.

Interestingly, fifty years ago, Lamb Studios created stained glass for the then new chapel at Englewood Hospital. For more information on Lamb's new stained glass services and more photos click here.


Lamb Studios has recently join forces with Stained Glass Consultant Daniella Peltz in starting a conservation project at Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, New York. The project involves the four windows on the south nave-aisle, which are known as The Fathers of the Church. The windows date back to 1888 when the church building was being completed. According to the specifications written by Ms. Peltz, Christ Church, “with its surrounding complex, is part of the Academy Street Historic District and was listed in 1982 on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as a contributing resource to that district”.

The project embraces a conservation philosophy that focuses on minimal intervention. We will be keeping original materials where it is possible to do so while still maintaining the safety, stability, and continued preservation of the windows. Decisions in this regard will be made in collaboration with Ms. Peltz, who has a very hands-on approach, having performed the work herself for many years. Ms. Peltz has already made her initial studio visit to assess the windows and discuss her recommendations.

The work to be done in studio includes the following: flattening of panels, cleaning of glass, repairs to broken glass, replacement of missing glass, cleaning and re-soldering of broken joints, the use of the copper mesh technique to repair damaged leads, partial re-leading, reputtying of all panels, and the fabrication of new double glazed bronze ventilators.

Though the project is in its early stages, we are already enjoying our working relationship with Ms. Peltz and Christ Church in Poughkeepsie. We look forward to a studio visit from members of the church later this month. For more information on Lamb's restoration of stained glass windows, click here.

In This Issue

J&R Lamb Studios collaborates with artist Ellen Miret and stained glass consultant Daniellla Peltz
Englewood Hospital commissioned a new stained glass window from Lamb Studios and artist Ellen Miret for their new chapel. Christ Church in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. has hired Lamb Studios to join forces with Daniella Peltz in conserving four of the church's windows dating back to 1888.

In the News

Milwaukee, WI – It seems like we are seeing more thefts of stained glass. A woman in a central city neighborhood in Milwaukee came home to find thirteen stained glass windows had been stolen in her absence. Replacement value of the windows is placed at no less than $20,000.  Milwaukee police are investigating the burglary.
Holyoke, MA – Two well-known former officials will head the drive to raise money to restore the stained glass windows at City Hall. Former mayor Elaine A. Pluta and Raymond H. Feyre, a former city councilor will be cochairmen of the effort to raise the $220,000 that is needed to complete the project. The windows were designed and built by Samuel West of the Ecclesiastical Stained Glass Works of Boston when the City Hall opened in 1876.


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