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Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with …

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with my students at @thesteelyard ! Also, asymmetrically wrapped Viking-style axes are fun! Can’t wait to finish this one. 😀

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means love…

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means lovely new students and lovely new bottle openers! 😀

All students shall bow before me! I am Willow …

All students shall bow before me! I am Willow Earlyborn of the House Zietman, The Often Burnt, Queen of the Anvils and the First Femmes, Lady Regnant of the Seven Forges, Knowledgeable Instructor (Islay at The Steel Yard said it, so it’s true!) and Mother of Silly Dragons!

I do not suffer fools gladly… ;D

If anyone knows who the original artist is of the painting, please let me know? I really like it! 😀

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for t…

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for the wonderful students at PHF, and is looking forward to more lovely classes!

I’m a perfectionist. It’s not often that I’ll …

I’m a perfectionist. It’s not often that I’ll let myself look at a class I taught or the piece I made, and say to myself “Y’know? I did okay.” without secretly picking my performance apart in my head and obsessing over what I could do better. Tonight I made progress, and just let myself be happy with class. Heh. 😀

This spoon will get soup to your face AND keep…

This spoon will get soup to your face AND keep it warm! We make super modern gadgets in Ready, Set, Smith! class at Prospect Hill Forge. 

I have a bunch of upcoming classes for 2018! I…

I have a bunch of upcoming classes for 2018! If you’re in New England, and want to learn a bit of blacksmithing, then you should check out thesteelyard.org and prospecthillforge.com! 

Looking forward to seeing you in class! 

Instagram post by Willow Zietman • Oct 17, 2017 at 9:31pm UTC

Instagram post by Willow Zietman • Oct 17, 2017 at 9:31pm UTC

I’ve been teaching extra classes at Prospect Hill Forge in…

I’ve been teaching extra classes at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham these past two weeks, and I love it. Teaching is one of my passions, and to do it in such a cozy and loved shop is a blessing.#blacksmith #blacksmithing #teacher#teachersofinstagram #learnnewskills #handmade#handforged #artsy #happystudents #make #maker#makersgonnamake #badass

All six bracelets on all six students from Monday’s…

All six bracelets on all six students from Monday’s Fundamentals of Blacksmithing class at @thesteelyard in Providence, RI. Such a great group of students! 🙂