William F. Colburn, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama. His studio was located in a large industrial facility in Fairhope, Alabama from 1993 to 2013. In 2014, with an idea for future growth; Iron Age Studio was relocated five hours north to downtown Birmingham, in the revitalized historic Woodlawn neighborhood.
MEDIA: Iron and steel creations, hand cut with a plasma or gas fuel torch, shaped over a coal fired forge and weld fabricated. Some projects are sand cast from self-made molds using a coal fired melting forge. Incorporate brass, aluminum, and natural stones into many projects. Artistic Studio Furniture, Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture, Structural and Accent Architectural Pieces.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Fabricated iron and steel sculpture is designed and created by the artist in his private studio. A full time studio assistant is used to grind welds, simple assembly and assist in weld fabrication of heavy sculpture and architectural pieces. All work is done using large industrial machinery, hand held torches, coal fired forges, mig and tig welders and various designed hydraulic bending machines.