John Gibbons grew up making art in Northern California, encouraged by his father, who is a painter and glass collector. He officially began his study of glass in 2003 at Shasta College and went on to earn a BFA in glass from California State University, Chico. After graduating, John moved to Cambria on California's beautiful central coast to work at Harmony Glass Works. In 2011, he moved to San Diego, California to work as a resident artist at Cirello Gallery in North Park. In 2014, he opened his hot glass shop in San Diego, California. Gibbons continues to create his beautiful glass sculptures in Eureka, California.