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2016 Fire & Light Soiree and Art Auction

COCKTAILS • DINNER • PERFORMANCE • ART AUCTION Please join us for this special evening in support of The Crucible! Help celebrate the contributions of special guest honorees Christopher and Camille Bently, on behalf of the Bently Foundation. Enjoy fabulous music, dance, magic, and fire performance by the amazing Traveling Spectacular and marvel at incredible […]

2016 Fire & Light Soiree Photo Gallery

Thanks to everyone who joined us at The Crucible’s 2016 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. It was a fabulous evening, filled with fire, art… and fundraising! We raised more than $200,000 for Crucible programs and had a spectacular time doing it. Below are just a few photos of this memorable event! Click on each […]

2015 Fire & Light Soiree Gala Photo Gallery

Thanks to everyone who joined us at The Crucible’s 2015 Fire & Light Soirée. It was a fabulous night of art, fire, friendship… and fundraising!  We surpassed our financial goal for the evening, raising $215,000 for Crucible programs, including $78,000 for youth programs and scholarships. Below are just a few snapshots of last year’s memorable […]

Youth On Fire: Fireside Lounge

The Crucible’s Fireside Lounge is an intimate evening of art, industry, community, and entertainment. This exclusive engagement takes place in The Crucible’s studio and highlights our extraordinary art programs.   Bring the whole family to explore the creative passions of young artists and the educational opportunities available at The Crucible, including summer camp classes, internships, […]

2015 Annual Fund Campaign

Journalist Bill Moyers captured it best: “Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” At The Crucible, I have witnessed the marvelous come to life in our studios: an old tree stump turned into a gorgeous wooden vessel, oozing molten glass coaxed into floral forms, an incredible gyroscopic welded sculpture engineered by an 11 […]

Hot Couture 2014 Wrap Up Video

Hot Couture: Jan 9 & 10, 2015 Celebrate the avant garde fusion of fire, fashion, industrial materials, and haute couture, sometimes with shocking results! 2014’s show was tremendously fun – and we’ve got new surprises in store for you in 2015. Our unique flaming fashion show, featuring dazzling runway performances and special guests, will take […]

Meet Hot Couture designer Domonique Echeverria

Meet Hot Couture designer Domonique Echeverria San Francisco born designer Domonique Echeverria mixes romantic divinity with future tribalism, a nod to the past, and an ode to female power. Now based in New York City, her approach to Hot Couture this year includes chiffon gowns, headdresses, taffeta statement pieces, body harnesses and necessary outerwear for […]

GIFTY 2015

FREE this weekend! SPECIAL MEMBER PREVIEW With a performance by the Pleasant Grove Joyful Noise Choir Friday Dec. 11 | 7 – 9:30 pm Saturday Dec. 12 | 11 am — 6 pm Sunday Dec. 13 | Noon – 5 pm Dozens of leading East Bay artists, craftspeople and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces […]

Winter Session 2015

Register for winter in the new online store Early bird discount extended – sign up by Dec. 21 and Save 10%. Classes begin January 5. The new Crucible online store is open – and member registration for winter classes is in effect. Sign up by Dec. 21 and you’ll receive an additional 10% off. Our […]

Glass Artist Guido Gerlitz Demo & Lecture

Glass Artist Guido Gerlitz Demo & Lecture Sunday October 19th 11:30am lecture and slide show 1:00 pm begin several hours of hot shop demonstrations Guido received his BFA in Glass & Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 and MFA in Glass from the California College of the Arts in 2004. He has international glassblowing […]

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