Gemma Kirby was raised in Tipperary in Ireland. She always had a keen interest in Art. Eventually the opportunity arose to study art and design on a full-time basis, completing level 5 and level 6 in CTI Senior College of further Education in Clonmel 2015 - 2017. She continued her studies in Limerick school of Art and Design where she completed the Honours BA in Ceramic Design in 2020.
Glazing has always been something that Kirby has been fascinated by. In particular Volcanic Crater glazes. Her work is a material and process - based exploration inspired by the characteristics of expanding foam. The result of these interplays are unique abstract sculptural pieces.