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