Jemma began working at Barry Guppy’s studio in Pimlico, London, England in 1999. Guppy was taught by and then taught alongside Lucie Rie and Hans Coper at Camberwell College of Arts. The tactility and the physicality of throwing, are what drew Gascoine to clay initially. She began selling her pottery in 2001 when she moved to Blanchard, Maine. Gascoine builds her work with stoneware thrown on a potter’s wheel, which she then adapts, alters or augments. A minimalist at heart, she is a contemporary artist who favors clean lines and solid bold colors to accentuate form.