Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing

  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
    Six similar poppies made by six different students attending a one day blacksmithing 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.

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 experience first hand the day-to-day working in a 21st Century blacksmith's forge facility, one day, two day and five day courses of instruction are given on an individual basis, within a group setting of a maximum of six people (four people for five day course).

Information on the courses can be found on the COURSE INFORMATION and COURSE DATES pages.

To make an enquiry or a booking please use the CONTACT  page.
Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing is now on Google.  The forge is located at Bickleigh Farm TQ9 7HZ.

Accommodation is available locally at these independant locations:

Bickleigh Farm -  

Stanborough Farm, Moreleigh -  01548 821306

Church House Inn, Harberton -  01803 840231