A San Francisco native, Sebastian Parker was raised in a family of artists and musicians. His formal art training includes studying sculpture at City College of San Francisco and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Sebastian then worked as an assistant to New York metal sculptors Joel Perlman and John Clement. It wasn't until his return to San Francisco that he began experimenting with wood. Realizing that furniture makers tended to be the most skilled with this medium, he jumped at the opportunity to apprentice with master craftsman and furniture designer Michael Bock in Marin. It was in this studio that Sebastian learned the skills that eventually led to his passion for designing and building furniture.