Archive: May, 2013

Bringing the Stone Ages to Life: Barry Baldwin, Legendary Stone Carver

Barry Baldwin, founder of The Crucible’s Stone Carving program, is a legend. A stone carver since age 16, Barry has toured the world for his craft, working everywhere from Beirut, Lebanon to Trafalgar Square.

Youth Internship Focus: Robert Collins, Part 2

Robert Collins, a senior and theater production specialist at the Oakland School for the Arts, has been a dedicated Crucible member throughout his youth.  Earlier, we sat down with Robert to learn about his journey at The Crucible.  

The Crucible at Maker Faire 2013

We love Maker Faire! A celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, the festival brings makers together to showcase their wares, inspire creativity, and most of all – to have fun. Check out a few pictures of our exhilarating weekend! The Crucible kicked off Maker Faire with the festival’s Education Day. With a blacksmithing demonstration by Celeste Flores, an […]

Hugh Jenkins: Explorations in Efficient Glass Studio Operation

Could blowing glass cost you less and be more environmentally friendly?  Join Hugh Jenkins, renowned Hawaiian glass art educator, artist and expert in glass studio efficiency, to learn tips for use of renewable energy, alternative fuels such as reclaimed cooking oil and energy efficiency in a glass hot shop. Friday, May 31, 20136:30-9 pmThe Crucible, 1260 […]

East Bay Open Studios 2013

The Crucible is participating in the 2013 East Bay Open Studios, presented annually by Pro Arts Gallery. Our featured artists are Barbara Barnett, Peter Kropf, Johanna Neaderhouser, Rob Nehring, Alexander Smith, Daniel Stauber, Sam Waller and Mary B. White. Read about their work below and come join them on June 1-2 and June 8-9 at […]

Faculty Focus: Judy Stone, Master Enamelist

Detail of enameled vessel by Judy Stone. Judy Stone, Head of the Enameling Department, oozes patience, dedication, and wisdom. Having taught at The Crucible since the organization’s inception, she’s spent those years building core curriculum, creating innovative pieces, and establishing her reputation internationally. Now, she’s proving that slow and steady wins the race: in addition […]