Sunshine Cobb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in southern California. She worked a great many jobs and took a great variety of college classes on her quest to find her bliss. While searching Sunshine tried many careers; housekeeper, customer service agent, production assistant, massage therapist, child/elder caregiver, she finally discovered ceramics. After a short stint at Chico State University, she went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. She recently graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics. She is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation.
Cobb says of her practice, "Through form and surface my goal is to communicate a sense of home and memory, but also to evoke that feeling of wanderlust that has informed my own life and visual sensibilities. By exploring and creating vessels kept within arms reach, I hope to communicate how an object's significance can grow and change depending on the path of a person's life."