Owen Gibbons trained at the South Kensington School of Art and was for a time, curator of the Royal Architectural Museum, Westminster, London before becoming head of the Coalbrookdale School of Art in Shropshire. Whilst there, as a freelance worker, he designed a number of tiles for Maw & Co. He was also a principle in the company of Gibbons Hinton & Co established by his brother Francis Gibbons and his brother-in-law W.J.Hinton in 1885.
Blanchett, Chris. - 20th Century British Tiles - Vol 1 - Schiffer Publishing Ltd. - 2006