Jacob Brown is an Artist Blacksmith. Originally from California, at fifteen, he started working as a welder/metal fabricator in Oakland, CA. Later, he attended The Oxbow School in Napa, CA, where he concentrated in sculpture. He then moved on to study at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago where he obtained a BFA. Following that, he completed his Blacksmithing apprenticeship at The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. He has since been working as a journeyman blacksmith, traveling across the United States and internationally to study and work with different Smiths. As a Blacksmith, Mr. Brown works to promote the rejuvenation of the relationship between the object, its maker, purpose, and audience in a contemporary manner while honoring its roots. This relationship, and responsibility is at the heart of his goal as a maker of things.
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