The Devon blacksmith, Richard Bent, offers people the experience of working with him at Red Anvil Forge, Halwell.
One- and two-day courses of expert tuition in a professional blacksmith’s forge.
I am Richard Bent FWCB, a Silver medal holder from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, and offer One-day and Two-day Courses to those who would like to experience Blacksmithing. I offer tuition for the absolute beginner and other skill levels as required. My courses are run from a well equipped workshop/forge at Halwell, near Totnes, Devon.
21/042016 LOCKDOWN UPDATE - We will soon be contacting all students who had their courses postponed, those with gift certificates and those who have expressed interest in our courses. Richard will soon have his second vaccination and with so many people able to access home testing, we feel the time has come to resume our courses in line with the government’s lockdown easing roadmap. Once the above groups of students have been contacted offering them course dates, we will be opening up courses for all those who are keen to experience Blacksmithing. Thank you for your patience, not long now until dates will be released on THIS WEBSITE.
23/02/2021 LOCKDOWN UPDATE - Having studied the latest Government roadmap to easing of lockdown we conclude we will be unable to offer any courses until at least 17 May 2021 We have emailed all students booked on courses up to and including Saturday 15 May 2021 advising regrettably of further postponements We have identified course dates for the whole of 2021 but will review this to offer more dates to cope with the postponed course dates
01/02/2021 - LOCKDOWN 2021 Update - WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WILL BE AN ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING EASEMENT OF LOCKDOWN TOWARDS THE END OF FEBRUARY 2021. FOR THIS REASON WE HAVE ADVISED STUDENTS BOOKED ON THE 2 ONE-DAY COURSES IN FEBRUARY THAT THESE WILL BE POSTPONED. WE WILL UPDATE STUDENTS BOOKED ON COURSES IN MARCH 2021 WHEN WE KNOW MORE. STAY SAFE AND WELL.
12/01/2021 - LOCKDOWN 2021 - WE ARE AWAITING NEWS FROM THE GOVERNMENT THAT WE ARE ABLE TO RESUME OUR BLACKSMITHING COURSES AS PLANNED ON 20 FEBRUARY 2021. IF YOU HAVE A COURSE BOOKED WE ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND WILL BE IN TOUCH AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE, THANK YOU
FEES: One-day courses are held on a Saturday and the fee is £100.00 per person, payable on booking.
Two-day courses are held on Friday and Saturday the fee being £200.00 per person, payable on booking.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: The course fee includes:
1. All tuition
2. PPE - safety glasses, gloves
3. Use of equipment
4. Tea/Coffee and biscuits available throughout the day
5. Bottled water
1. Students are requested to bring their own packed lunch.
2. Face masks
Each course offers FIVE student places.