Archive: January, 2014

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/

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 […]

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.

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.

Hot Couture 2014 Designer Spotlight: Heather Wakefield

Heather Wakefield has been sewing things since she was a child. It really does not take much to get her going creatively and she describes her studio, Satellite Art Station, as “a large, timeless, magical place