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Our Favorite Photos from the 2017 Fall Open House


We hope our 2017 Fall Open House was just as much fun for you as it was for us. Our expert faculty gave demonstrations and answered questions in nineteen different departments, Crucible artists sold and showed their work, youth discussed what a 'creative workforce' meant to them, and Villa Rocio's fed the masses with delicious $2 tacos.

I Am The Crucible: Peter Moore


If you have come taken a tour at The Crucible lately, you have met Peter Moore. One of our enthusiastic volunteers and a great tour guide, Peter helps Crucible visitors learn more about this area, it’s place in Oakland’s history, and start to figure out which Crucible Department is calling to them.

See What Fuego Youth Leaders Gained for Life


Our 2017 Fuego Youth Leaders had a great summer, shadowing instructors, working as teaching assistants, visiting local industrial arts studios, and making final projects in their disciplines!

I Am The Crucible: Karl Hauser


When Karl Hauser first walked into The Crucible in 2013, he was immediately reminded of his years in art school, where he was surrounded by highly skilled people experimenting and testing the limits of their art.

I Am The Crucible: Byrd Pappas


Byrd Pappas was living in New Mexico, when on a whim, they decided to move and get involved with The Crucible and the Bay's queer metalworking community.

10 Easy Steps to Blacksmith Your Own Hook


Making a hook is the first project in Blacksmithing I, and helps students begin to develop their tapering, bending, twisting, and punching skills. This step-by-step guide shows you what to expect.

I Am The Crucible: Gabrael Bey


With 15 Crucible classes under his belt, Gabrael can proudly claim that at age 12 he has already taken more classes than the majority of Crucible students. We sat down with him to hear about his favorite Crucible moments so far!

I Am The Crucible: Susan Berger


In her second Glass Flameworking class at The Crucible, Susan Berger’s instructor told her to forget about being a perfectionist and try to “embrace the wonk.”

Summer Camp Photo Gallery 2017


Here are some of our favorite photos from The Crucible's 2017 Summer Camps! This year of camps is particularly special, as twelve artist who grew up taking classes at The Crucible are now teaching as regular faculty or teaching assistants during camps.