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Jacob G Colburn Artist Copper Metal sculptor acid patinas Daryl apprentice

Jacob G. Colburn was born in Austin, Texas in 1976. Raised in the arts all his life by his father, renowned metal sculptor Daryl G. Colburn, Jacob was exposed to many forms of medium. When he was growing up he spent hours in his fathers studio, attended art shows, and learned the unique art of selling his dads work. One of Jacob's fondest memories as a child was sitting, mesmerized by flames shooting out of the mouth and nose of a copper dragon Daryl was creating. This inspired Jacob to soon begin making small metal sculptures such as copper spiders and roses.
In 2007 Jacob began an apprenticeship under his father and again began creating on his own. Together they started Colburn Studios, showcasing their art in numerous galleries and exhibitions all over the United States. Sadly in 2011, Daryl Colburn passed away suddenly in Santa Fe. Jacob continues to learn and create art with his own style from the knowledge passed down from his father.

I am fascinated by copper because it is so versatile.  The colors you can pull from it are quite amazing. I have been very interested in creating geometrical shapes. With acid and inks I change the chemical makeup of my pieces and make works of art.

2014-2016               Your Private Collection Gallery
2016                         Creative Side Jewelry Academy
2016                         Thornton Road Studio L
2014                         HACIENDA Austin
2009                        Authenticity Gallery
2009                        Artmatters Gallery
             "Electric Blue" guitar commission
2011                         “He Ascended into Heaven and is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father” at St. Theresa’s Catholic School
2009                        Trophies for the Austin Marathon

2008 to Present     Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
2008 to Present     Thornton Rd Studios Holiday Show

2022 to Present     Art04 Studio Tour
2023                        Wimberley Arts Fest
2021 to Present     Austin Studio Tour
2011 to 2020          WEST Austin Studio Tour
2019                        Ruidoso Art Festival
2018 & 2022           Harvest Moon
2016 & 2018           Travis Heights Art Trail
2014                        Circle C Fine Arts Festival

2012                        Steampunk Festival
2011                        First Saturday Houston
2010                       New York Art Expo
2009                       First Thursday Austin

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