Geoff Forrest

Sculpture • Pink Route • Neighbour

I work with mild and stainless steel to create animal and other natural forms. I mainly use round rods, to almost draw in metal, thus catching the essence of an animal with a simple line.

Images of studio
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My Practice

The steel I work with is cold bent, so not heated, but gripped in a vice then shaped by hand. I am influenced by the concept of negative space, where instead of filling in every detail, gaps are left allowing the viewer to complete the image in their mind. I am experimenting with more materials, such as clay, plaster and wire, early days.

Tools & Materials

My studio is a small converted barn across the yard from the house. One half is for my steel work the other for experimenting and general storage, I have a smaller space at the back for willow and drawing. Apart from my hands my main tools are angle grinders and arc welding machines. I always have a stock of mild and stainless steel rods usually 6mm to 12 mm round bar.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

As I am a Spring Fling Neighbour I will not be in my own studio but at Jo Gallant’s at Bennan Bank. There are a lot of safety considerations with the work I do, so for Spring Fling I will be demonstrating working in wire. The process is much the same, observing, drawing, modelling and making, and I will have my steel working tools to explain how they are used.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

10% discount for Friends of Spring Fling
A tree will be planted for every sculpture purchased

Studio 43


Bennan Bank, Mossdale, Castle Douglas, DG7 2NG



There is some parking close to the studio which is on the ground floor with no steps but with raised thresholds.


  • Toilet
  • Parking (4 spaces)
  • Open through the year by appointment

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