Meet The Maker


Who makes the beautiful work showcased at Forge 2?

Meet the Maker days provide a wonderful opportunity to meet an artist, maker or crafts person in a relaxed atmosphere where you can ask questions and learn about their process at first hand.

Meet the Maker days also feature the gallery’s complimentary, gluten free, home baked cakes, tea & coffee.

The Forge 2 tradition of charity support at these events continues – with voluntary contributions to Macmillan Cancer Support. Watch out for your favourites and some new faces in 2017.


Saturday 13th May 11am - 4pm with Vicky Oldfield

Vickys strong images are created using collagraphs, an experimental form of printmaking.  The prints are taken from plates which have been collaged with a variety of materials, card, fabric, paper, string, sand and anything else that may come to hand; it’s recycling at it’s most creative!  The plates are then sealed and then inked up and printed in intaglio or relief on damp paper using an etching press.  The embossed textural quality of the print is unique to this method.

Thanks to the process itself, she is able to make small editions of the image, the editions are variable due to the process and her desire to experiment, which means each print is unique.

Continually inspired by plants, objects and the animals that surround her, her pictures are an atmospheric response to the beauty and drama of her daily life.

 Come and see her exciting new work!


Saturday 24th June 11am - 4pm with Jo Verity

 Jo creates unique and thought-provoking sculptural pieces using the decoupage process.