Growing up in Northern California, John Gibbons began working in glass at the age of 20. Captivated by his father's collection of European cut crystal and antique glass bottles, John became fascinated with the history and art of glass blowing. At a very young age, John knew he wanted to blow glass. In 2003, he enrolled in a glass blowing class at Shasta College in Redding which officially marked the beginning of his study in glass. John went on to earn his BFA in Glass Art and graduated from California State University, Chico in 2009. He immediately relocated to California's beautiful central coast, taking a job at Harmony Glass Works where he also learned the business aspects of marketing glass. In 2011, John moved to San Diego to work as a resident artist at Cirello Gallery in North Park, constantly obsessed with color, symmetry and sculpture. Inspired by his deep love of the Pacific Ocean, John has created an exquisite line of sea creatures. While sculptural lines capture the graceful flowing movement, his clever use of frit and millefiori display depth and texture. John Gibbons opened his own hot glass studio in 2014. Now a San Diego artist who loves what he does, John continues to create fantastic starfish and sea inspired sculptures and vases, as well as other beautiful and unique glass objects of art.