Category: lgbt

My wife was having a tough day, so I made her …

My wife was having a tough day, so I made her a little something before class. I love her so much! #marriage #marriedlife #art#blacksmith #blacksmithing #heart #family #artistsoninstagram#maker #make #iron #challengeyourself #makenewthings #cute#love

This one is going to be so fun! So many shapes that I’ve been…

This one is going to be so fun! So many shapes that I’ve been wanting to try out! Late night design work is the best!

Sometimes I learn subtle nuances and significant things about…

Sometimes I learn subtle nuances and significant things about projects in the middle of my own class. Last night I took a moment to jot down a few things that I learned.

On most days, I am a machinist, but today I am a machinist!…

On most days, I am a machinist, but today I am a machinist! These gears and bearing shafts are the result of about 40 hours at the lath and many more at my computer and the waterjet machine.

Instagram post by Willow Zietman • Jul 27, 2017 at 12:08am UTC

Instagram post by Willow Zietman • Jul 27, 2017 at 12:08am UTC:

A few weeks ago, I demonstrated blacksmithing to 76 transgender kids. It was an honor to be able to bring my craft to such a wonderful community! And it was wonderful to be in a place where literally everyone was trans! I don’t often think about how much being trans is in the back of my mind at all times, as a matter of passing or being different. It was amazing to just let that go for a day. 

DARGON AM IN FOTO!!!!!! RAWR!!!

DARGON AM IN FOTO!!!!!! RAWR!!!

I had such a perfect birthday! There was #rainbow cake, and…

I had such a perfect birthday! There was #rainbow cake, and lovely friends, and my wife is the cutest! (She baked the rainbow cake wif unicorns and anvils on top and the unicorn was so pink and preeeeeetty!) AND I capped it all off with an excellent class at The Steel Yard! @thesteelyard   #blacksmith #blacksmithbirthday #teacher #teacherlife#teachersofinstagram #ilovemyjob #badass #beer #beertools#beerstagram #bottleopener #bottleopeners

Just look at this for a second! It’s a shot of one student’s…

Just look at this for a second! It’s a shot of one student’s pair of tongs from last night, and, well it’s just interesting. First of all, the bolt-jaw-tons are the work, not the piece of metal gripped in them. That’s a tool! And the pair of tongs gripped in the tongs, but by the reins with the reins? That’s not a pair of tongs either. It’s a spacer for the reins of the bolt jaw tongs!!!!!! 🙂  

Sometimes my students pay me in #cider ! On a sweltering night…

Sometimes my students pay me in #cider ! On a sweltering night like this, I really need it. ? 

A very successful day 1 of Beginning Blacksmithing at…

A very successful day 1 of Beginning Blacksmithing at @thesteelyard in Providence! Students forged wall hooks, bracelets, and hammer pendants all in one day! Looking forward to tomorrow! 🙂 #blacksmith#blacksmithing #teacher#teachersofinstagram #make #maker#handmade #diy #badass