Archive: 2014

East Bay Mini Maker Faire Meetup & Project Sneak Peek

If you just can’t wait for the East Bay Mini Maker Faire (coming to Oakland on October 14, 2014), then come on down to The Crucible on July 29, 2014 to hang out in our studios and meet a few local makers who will be presenting some of the projects they are working on ahead of more »

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Twenty-Three Youth Summer Camp Spots Left

July 27 — August 1 Next week is the final week of youth summer camps. We still have 23 spots available in the following sessions (roll over class link for a popup of the description): mornings: 9 am — 12 noon MIG Welding (12-17) $385 Fashion Forward (8-12) $270 Intro to Welded Sculpture (12-17) $345 Clay more »

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Tools to Table: The Crucible’s Fall Open House

We are welcoming local guest vendors from the East Bay to bring their delicious fare, as well as demonstrations to visitors. Check out live industrial art demonstrations in all of our studios and classrooms while you wander through our student and faculty art show displaying the creativity of The Crucible artist community. It’s a fun, free day for more »

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Faculty – Michiko Fukushima

Ceramics Instructor Michiko Fukushima has been drawing, making ceramics and mastering porcelain doll making in Japan for over 30 years. Her recent works incorporate different mediums and explore with China Painting on porcelain objects and sculptures. She is a Doll Artisan Master of Dollmaking Educator in the United States, founded her doll making studio “Michiko Dolls” in Tokyo, more »

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Faculty – William Rose

William Rose Stone Working Instructor William began creating art more than 30 years ago, designing and building custom homes, all while traveling throughout the United States creating sand sculpture. In searching for a more permanent medium William joined The Crucible. In 2008 William started stone carving under the guidance of Master Sculptor Barry Baldwin, former more »

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Faculty – Tricia (Becker) Weiner

Jewelry Instructor In my studio in Alameda, California, I create elegant silver, gold, palladium and platinum settings for the extraordinary jewels and gems that inspire my imagination.  Fascinated with gemstones since I began collecting quartz as a child, my experience has grown through extensive study of metalsmithing, jewelry design, and an intimate knowledge of precious stones more »

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Faculty – Ralph McCaskey

Glass Flameworking Instructor Ralph McCaskey has been creating sculptural glass beads for 13 years in his subterranean studio 3-1/2 stories beneath Downtown California. He wishes to thank his wife for making it possible, and his children for making it necessary. www.nightsidestudios.com/

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Hot Couture 2014 Nightly Runway Shows

On each night of The Crucible’s Hot Couture 2014 your ticket will let you experience three distinct runway shows. Each multidisciplinary performance will feature first-ever public viewings of stunning, cutting edge looks, and fire effects on the swirling fibonacci runway especially built for this event in our 56,000 sq. ft. West Oakland warehouse. Don’t miss a more »

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Experience “Wild Tales” At Hot Couture 2014

We are extremely excited to showcase the wild and imaginative designs of local artists Angelique Benicio and Tansy Brooks at Hot Couture 2014. The multimedia costume designs with a “Wild Tales” theme have been created by Angelique Benicio with glass and metal accents by Tansy Brooks.

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Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Annamarta Dostourian

Raymond Van Tussel Photography Annamarta Dostourian is an artist and designer based in Berkeley, California who will once again be presenting a new collection at Hot Couture 2014.

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