Jonathan Baskett was born in Canberra, and studied glass at the Canberra School of Art, graduating with honours in 1996. Immediately afterwards he moved to Europe to work in the glass industry working throughout Sweden, Denmark, Germany and England. In 1998, he was studio designer, maker and manager at Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark.

In 1998 Baskett returned to Australia and founded Jonathan Baskett creative a studio focussed on the design and manufacture of hand blown glassware.

Baskett is currently based in Mexico working at Nouvel glass studio. As head of Research and Development he is involved in the design and development of glassware for hand-blown, semi-automatic and full-automatic glass systems. Baskett is also in charge of the development of external artists, designers and architects.