Category: lgbt

Oh My Goodness!!!!! I’m on the How It Is Podca…

Oh My Goodness!!!!! I’m on the How It Is Podcast, hosted by Diane Guerrero! Yes, that Diane Guerrero from Orange is the New Black. And Reese Witherspoon produced it. It’s the episode on work, and it’s out on iTunes! Wow wow wow! I’m so excited and honored! This is so cool!!!!! You should all go and listen! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-it-is/id1370642192?mt=2

Seriously. Go Listen. My episode is the one with Cecile Richards. It’s kinda neat! 

First fire in the new workshop! My newly relin…

First fire in the new workshop! My newly relined forge heats up perfectly, everything is laid out just so, only trouble is the different lighting for photography! #blacksmith #blacksmithing#newworkshop #maker #make #getmessy#likeagirl #craft #badass

Another wonderful “Ready, Set, Smith!” come an…

Another wonderful “Ready, Set, Smith!” come and gone, another forge friend born anew!

Wait a minute! This isn’t the forge! Catch me …

Wait a minute! This isn’t the forge! Catch me on Season 2 of Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s podcast: How It Is! hosted by Diane Guerrero. And yes, I brought some ironwork with me to the recording studio. Did you think I wouldn’t?  @ WGBH

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!!!