Archive: June, 2009

Faculty – Norika Takada

Norika Takada Jewelry Instructor Norika Takada, native of Okinawa, Japan, earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts with a focus on Jewelry Design from Fu-Jen University in Taipei Taiwan. She then spent two years in Barcelona, Spain studying goldsmithing techniques at the Escola de Arts I Oficis. Her work is a blend of these influences, with more »

Faculty – Matt Wolpe

Matt Wolpe Woodshop Instructor & Head of Wood Area Matt graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2005 with an emphasis in Urban Studies.  Upon graduation he moved to New York City to work for an architecture firm that specialized in housing for refugees made out of recycled shipping pallets.  From there, Matt went on more »

Faculty Focus – Patricia Chavez

Fire Performance, Welding & Blacksmithing Patricia Chavez, a transplant from Tijuana, Mexico, moved to Bay Area to study psychology. After completing her BA, she realized that her true passion did not lie there but in the arts. Initially gravitating to the world of music, she satisfied her growing fascination with metal work by taking welding more »

Faculty – Ambere St Denis

Ambere St Denis Moldmaking Instructor Ambere St Denis was trained in Los Angeles under the instruction of famed television and commercial lifecasting sculptor Philip Hitchcock. She has won competitions and been featured in various group shows throughout California for her fashion and fetish paintings.

Wood Faculty Gallery

Wood Faculty Gallery Learn more about Wood classes… {morfeo 11}

Neon Student Gallery

Check Out Neon & Light Classes… photos by Greg Shapter {morfeo 10}

eARTh

The Crucible’s Cathedral Gallery presents November 6 – December 31, 2009 We will be open for First Friday 1/1/10! Artists Include: Alex Nielsen • Billy Hiebert • Bobby Jean • Bruk Dunbar • Christopher Flores • Courtney Johnson Ilana Crispi • Janet Hiebert • Jenean Smith • Kathleen Watson Laura van Duren • Mari Chovan-Upton more »

Faculty – Pilo Mora

Pilo Mora Ceramics Instructor Porfirio Mora Villalba, better known as Pilo Mora, is considered one of the finest Mata Ortiz Potters as well as being among the pioneers of this artistic movement. Pilo was born September 15th, 1961 in Juan Mata Ortiz.  His parents, who have lived and worked in Mata Ortiz as farmers, are more »

Faculty – Patricia Chavez

Patricia Chavez Welding & Fire Performance Instructor Patricia Chavez, a transplant from Tijuana, Mexico, moved to Bay Area to study psychology. After completing her BA, she realized that her true passion did not lie there but in the arts. Initially gravitating to the world of music, she satisfied her growing fascination with metal work by more »

Newsletter June 09

Fire Arts Festival • Line-up and Artists • The Rootabaga Opera • New Location• Ticket Info• Patron Pavilion• Fire & Light Soirée• Where to Stay• Discounts & Benefits Spring Classes • Family Fun Weekend • Adult Spring Classes Summer Classes • Register NOW • Youth Summer Camps Crucible Recommends • The Galactic Gala• Cathedral Gallery• more »

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