Archive: April, 2009

Faculty – Brian Enright

Brian Enright Welding Instructor Brian Enright was born in San Francisco and raised in the east bay. He studied Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction in San Diego where he acquired comprehensive knowledge about user centered design from the pioneers of the field. Following two years in the industry giving recommendations on re/design of websites, more »

Faculty – Michael Curry

Michael Curry Neon & Light and Fire Safety Instructor Michael Curry entered the world of the Fire Arts after a few too many years working in software development. Joining The Crucible community in 2003, he has since taken classes in blacksmithing, glass, wood, neon, jewelry, machine shop, and fire performance. He currently works at The more »

Faculty – Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor Jewelry Instructor & Area Assistant After working many years in the corporate arena, Denise Taylor began to explore her hidden inner artist. It didn’t take her long to find The Crucible and their wonderful jewelry department. After just one class and taking some time to volunteer with the Youth Program, she was hooked! more »

Faculty – Zach Rudolph

Zach Rudolph Glass Blowing Instructor Artist StatementI blow glass because I find it exciting to work with a molten material. I enjoy the qualities in the glass. It radiates heat and light from within it.  I become hypnotized by the motions of working the glass. The glass is like egg shell, taffy, bubble gum, honey more »

Faculty – Evan Wilcox

Evan Wilcox Sheet Metal Forming Instructor The Crucible is fortunate to have Evan as a faculty member because he is sought after by motorcycle and racing enthusiasts the world over for his meticulous and artistic fabrications for tanks and fenders. Regarding Evan’s work, one of his race bike clients states: “The craftsmanship is staggering and more »

Faculty – Kelly Nedderman

Kelly Nedderman Jewelry Instructor Drawn to the compelling contrast between modern and organic imagery. KellyNedderman’s artistry thrives in the realms of fashion and sculpture. Herinnovative small metal art designs bring abstraction and intrigue todelightfully wearable jewelry. In practicing her craft she has melded hertextile work into components used in her jewelry.  Shapes and patterns aremerged more »

Faculty – April Zilber

April Zilber Glass Instructor April Zilber received her PhD in plant biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 – then brought her training to the art and science of glass. She completed apprenticeships at two glass studios and studied stained glass, fusing, lampworking, sandblasting, glass casting and other techniques. Over the last ten more »

Faculty – Steve Widmark

Steve Widmark Kinetics & Electronics and Neon & Light Instructor “I have been making electronic circuits for most of my life as a hobbyist, physics student, electronics technician, science teacher, and robotics team coach. I have completed the Neon I, Neon II, and Plasma courses at The Crucible and have used my expertise in electronics more »

Faculty – Mary White

Mary White Glass Instructor and Co-Head of Glass Fusing Area Mary White is a glass instructor and Co-Head of the Glass Casting and Fusing Area at The Crucible.  She was the Head of the Glass Program at the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University 1985-2005.  She holds an MFA in Glass more »

Faculty – Warren

Warren Glass Cold Working and Engraving Instructor Warren has been cold working and kiln casting glass for more than 20 years. His education includes four years of study with the Glass Department at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now called California College of the Arts), one semester of study in the Czech Republic, more »

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