The Crucible’s 2015 Soirée Video

Learn about the amazing Oakland sculptor Bruce Beasley and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, winner of our 2015 Crucible Clarion award.

Robert Collins: Artist Welder

Experience the transition of one extraordinary young man from student to artist via The Crucible.

YOUTH ON FIRE: Fireside Lounge this Friday, May 8

Our acclaimed Fireside Lounge series focuses on all things youth this week! Check out a wide variety of exhibits, demonstrations, artwork, music and entertainment. Bring the kids and join the fun! FREE, this Friday, May 8, 6:30-9pm.

SPRING SESSION: New Classes Weekly

Even though the Spring Quarter is well underway, we have new classes starting up nearly every week. Several of them begin on Thursday, May 28, so please scan our catalog and website for these upcoming opportunities to study in metal, glass, wood and many other departments. Become a Crucible member and you’ll get 10% off tuition fees at any time.


Coming directly from the Glass Arts Society’s 44th Annual Conference in June, nationally known glass artist Ed Schmid will conduct a weeklong master class at The Crucible! This action-packed, history-filled intensive will explore popular methods of glassmaking from the past two millennia, from small pitchers, perfume bottles and “snuffs”— suggestive of core-formed vessels (complete with a “feathering motif”) — to works of the Cristallo-era and beyond. June 8-12 and enrollment is limited.


The Crucible offers an incredible variety of Youth Summer Camps across six 1-week sessions in June, July and August. These are all open for enrollment.


Spend an evening learning hands-on skills, followed by a social drink with your classmates to compare notes and chill out! Choose from six entry-level disciplines: blacksmithing, glass flameworking, glass fusing, jewelry, leather or MIG welding. May 22 or June 19, 6:30-10pm.