Category: teacher

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! 🙂

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.

Today I demonstrated blacksmithing to 76 transgender kids. It…

Today I demonstrated blacksmithing to 76 transgender kids. It was an honor to be able to bring my craft to such a wonderful group. 

Being in a group of people ALL of whom are trans, like me was an amazing feeling. I don’t often get to forge in an environment where everyone else is trans, and we all just get it. Today, I realized just how liberating it can be when we all share that common experience. 

Y’know what this means? We need more transgender blacksmiths! Get Smithing! 🙂

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

If anyone was wondering, well, this is how you cook a…

If anyone was wondering, well, this is how you cook a marshmallow from the inside out! 🙂 Impale it with a red hot spike!!!!!