Ibbotson exhibited work at The Horticultural Hall and Goldsmith's Hall in London, as well as other venues across the country. A gold and enamel cup created by Ibbotson for an exhibition in 1927 is in the collection of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Other pieces of her enamel work were presented to members of the Royal Family.
Like many of her contemporaries, Ibbotson taught at art schools in the region, including Sheffield Training College and Woodhouse Secondary School. She was also Head of the Firs Hill branch of the Sheffield School of Art.
In October 1924 Ibbotson became a Fellow of the Sheffield Artcrafts Guild. On her application she is described as specialising in enamelled jewellery. The Artcrafts Guild was open to craftspeople working in the city in a variety of media, including silversmiths, stonemasons, potters, jewellers and sculptors. She was also a member of the Sheffield Society of Artists.