Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing
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  1. At Red Anvil Forge
    Irons from the fire
    Richard Bent heating steel in the fire, prior to hammering and shaping with a hammer on the anvil
  2. At Red Anvil Forge
    Where you work on the day
    General view of the forging area, showing fires, forges, furnaces, anvils and all the tools and tongs at your disposal.
  3. At Red Anvil Forge
    From the fire
    Harry provided this image of a spray of flowers, which he made on a two-day course
  4. All in a day
    All in a day
    Items made by first-time students an a one-day blacksmithing course. Everyone achieves in their own way, at their own pace and skill level.
Red Anvil Forge, home of Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing
As a self-taught blacksmith, Richard Bent fully understands the difficulty faced by people wishing to learn this ancient craft.
To experience first hand the day-to-day
working in a 21st Century blacksmith's forge facility, one-day and two-day courses of instruction are given on an individual basis, within a group setting of a maximum of six people.
Internationally known blacksmith, Richard Bent, now offers this unique opportunity to unravel some of the mystery of blacksmithing; working under his instruction in his forge at Bickleigh Farm, near Halwell in the beautiful South Devon landscape.

To make an enquiry please use the 'CONTACT' page.
Course dates- Summer 2019


​​ One-day sessions held on SATURDAY
Each day  costs £100.00 p.p.

Two-day sessions held on FRIDAY & SATURDAY.  2-day course costs £190.00 pp

One day session available dates

201 9

17th August           ALL PLACES TAKEN
21st September     ALL PLACES TAKEN
26th October         4 - places available
  9th November      5 - places available
  7th December      4 - places available

Two-day session available dates 


11th & 12th October     1 - places available
15th & 16th November 3 - places available

Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing is now on Google.  The forge is located at Bickleigh Farm TQ9 7HZ.
Accommodation is available at these locations
2) Stanborough Farm, Moreleigh
01548 821306
3) Church House Inn, Harberton
01803 840231