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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 […]

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 […]

Fireside Lounge 10/10/2014

Fireside Lounge: Innovation & Improvisation Featuring the artistry of Sung Kim Friday, October 10 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm $10 at the door. Free for Crucible members. Meet Sung Kim Sung Kim is a Bay Area based sculptor, improviser, and instrument maker. We are excited to host Sung and special guest David Dupuis as part […]

Lie-Nielsen Tool Event – 9/20/2014

Lie-Nielson Tool Demo at The Crucible The good people of Lie-Nielson were in The Crucible all weekend demonstrating the use of their gorgeous woodworking tools, and chatting about all things woodworking. We grabbed a few images to share.

Youth Fall Intersession Workshops

Youth Private & Intersession Workshops With school back in session, The Crucible has exciting, new, hands-on opportunities for Bay Area youth including Art Bike, Robotics and Kinetics. These team building workshops allow youth to explore the tactile environments of our welding, blacksmithing, foundry, glass, jewelry, and woodworking studios using their own imaginations and original voice to […]

West Oakland’s McClymond’s engineering students building custom bikes at The Crucible

Congratulations!! A great “ride” for McClymonds Engineering Students! “It feels great that I have a bike that I made” – McClymonds Student They did it!! Applause for the McClymonds Engineering Students and the bikes they built themselves! Thanks to McClymonds High School and The Crucible! PART THREE The finish line is in sight! Besides sanding […]

Maker Madness

KRON4’S MAKER MADNESS features The Crucible this weekend A fun five-minute exploration of The Crucible as a maker space filmed at the end of our 2014 youth summer camps The Crucible’s long association with Maker Faire and culture is part of KRON4’s story in this documentary and celebration of all things maker. They spent a […]

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