The Fall NEB Meet is Sept 13-15th at our forge in Brentwood, NH. Our demonstrator, Willow Zietman, is an artist blacksmith from Lunenburg, MA. She takes inspiration from plants, animals and fairy tales to make work that is elegant and humorous. For Willow, blacksmithing is about using traditional techniques to create forms that are surprising when looked at up close. Her work is about the details and quirks that make you laugh or smile.
In addition to being an accomplished blacksmith, she is also a welder, glassblower, sculptor, and small‐scale farmer, raising sheep, goats, ducks and chickens.
Willow is an instructor at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI, and Prospect Hill Forge, in Waltham, MA. She teaches everything from beginner courses to asymmetrical, bowtie welded, Viking axes.