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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

2018               "Electric Blue" guitar commission
2011               “He Ascended into Heaven and is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father” St. Theresa’s Catholic School
2009               Trophies for the Austin Marathon

2008 to present     Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Austin, TX
2008 to present     Thornton Rd Studios Holiday Show
2011 to present     WEST Austin Studio Tour
2019                        Ruidoso Art Festival

2018                        Harvest Moon
2016 & 2018          Travis Heights  Art Festival
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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