Category: teaching

It felt wonderful to be back at Prospect Hill …

It felt wonderful to be back at Prospect Hill Forge for classes today! Forge 2 just feels like home.

Willow Zietman on Instagram: “My lovely studen…

Willow Zietman on Instagram: “My lovely students Justin and Shannon made me this amazing card and gift basket at the end of their Ready, Set, Smith class! I absolutely…”:

I have some wonderful and very talented students! Everything in the basket was pink, pretty, and delicious! 😀

Sometimes the phrase “Horny Godzilla” is 100% …

Sometimes the phrase “Horny Godzilla” is 100% blacksmithing related, 100% on topic, and so I use it in class.

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

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

A bunch of happy blacksmithing students! I’m r…

A bunch of happy blacksmithing students! I’m really enjoying teaching the Taste of Blacksmithing courses at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham, MA!

What a bunch of cute forge friends! I’ve been …

What a bunch of cute forge friends! I’ve been pushing to make my dragons both cleaner and cuter! Now for entire dragons… #blacksmith#blacksmithing #maker #make #dragon #dragons#handmade #silly #art #art #artistsoninstagram#badass

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! 😀

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.