Category: queer artist

Willow Zietman on Instagram: “I wear an apron….

Willow Zietman on Instagram: “I wear an apron. This is why. Forge welding the bit of a Viking axe during my class at @thesteelyard in #providence ! #blacksmith…”:

Hi, again, Lovely Followers!

I’ve been focusing on my instagram these past few months! If you’d like to continue seeing things like hot flux and metal splattering everywhere, please do give me a follow! 😀

A new #bike rack for the Providence Athenaeum!…

A new #bike rack for the Providence Athenaeum! I designed, forged, and assembled it through the Public Works department at @thesteelyard in Providence

They see me scrollin’ they hatin’…

They see me scrollin’ they hatin’…

I’ve been not tumblering for a while, but I’m …

I’ve been not tumblering for a while, but I’m still alive!!! Apart from teaching, I haven’t done much/any smithing in the past month, but there has been an intersex goat. Named Dobby. And there’s Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Molly Weasley, so many goats. And big woolly woolly sheep. And a puppy. And a farm. I swear I’ll get back to smithing soon!

I’ve been away from the forge for a bit, what …

I’ve been away from the forge for a bit, what with moving house and sheep and all. My little Forge Friends have been keeping me company, though!

Another summer, another wonderful #pvdfestwith…

Another summer, another wonderful #pvdfestwith @thesteelyard ! Special thanks to @islay_obviously for helping me haul my gear! My little dragons had so much fun meeting all of the lovely folk!

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 latest buddy forged from a single piece of …

My latest buddy forged from a single piece of 3/4” square stock! He seems to really like iced tea? 

  #blacksmith #blacksmithing #dragon#dragons #handmade #cute #silly #maker#make #handforged #metalwork #tea#sweettea #badass

Details are so satisfying! I put hexagonal tap…

Details are so satisfying! I put hexagonal tapers on the back ends of these 5/16ths drifts for class at @thesteelyard ! They got smushed within a few heats, but I’m still glad I put’em there!

We made egg spoons in class, so of course we h…

We made egg spoons in class, so of course we had to test them! And no, a Viking axe isn’t a good fork substitute. :/ #blacksmith#blacksmithing #bladesmith #axes #viking#cooking #handmade #eggs #maker#make #badass