Furniture maker David Lamb was born in New Hampshire and grew up at Canterbury Shaker Village. From March 2010 to March 2014, Lamb was awarded the title of New Hampshire's Fifth Artist Laureate.  Early in his artistic life, he apprenticed with master European cabinetmaker Alejandro de la Cruz, who taught him that being a craftsman is a lifelong commitment.

Following Lamb's continued formal schooling at Boston University's Program in Artisanry under the guidance of Jere Osgood and Alphonse Matia, David Lamb developed his artistry in fine furniture making, incorporating various period forms, Shaker sensibilities, classic re-interpretation and contemporary styles into his work.