Shipton was born in 1973 in Harare.
His education was done at Dombodzvuku School in Murehwa.
After leaving school, he met now well know artist Chituwa Jemali and started working for him preparing sculptures for polishing.
Over time, he had learnt enough to start on his own but he is still associated with Jemali.
His works are imaginative and very well finished and have been sent to many countries around the world.
In 1994 he married Faresi and they have a boy, Malvin, and a girl, Maud.
His interest outside of family and work is football.