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East Bay Mini Maker Faire Meetup & Project Sneak Peek

If you just can’t wait for the East Bay Mini Maker Faire (coming to Oakland on October 14, 2014), then come on down to The Crucible on July 29, 2014 to hang out in our studios and meet a few local makers who will be presenting some of the projects they are working on ahead of […]

Twenty-Three Youth Summer Camp Spots Left

July 27 — August 1 Next week is the final week of youth summer camps. We still have 23 spots available in the following sessions (roll over class link for a popup of the description): mornings: 9 am — 12 noon MIG Welding (12-17) $385 Fashion Forward (8-12) $270 Intro to Welded Sculpture (12-17) $345 Clay […]

Saturday Sept. 13: Tools to Table Open House

Tools to Table: Fall Open House Saturday September 13, 2014 | noon – 5 pm Tools to Table is a celebration and exploration of the tools and techniques of making, creating and consuming food, drink & flames. Free admission, $25 class discounts, studio demonstrations, food & drink vendors, a Crucible-style picnic basket raffle, fire-eating, a butchering demonstration and […]

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 

Fireside Lounge, featuring Mark Growden’s The Calling All Choir

  Friday, January 31, 2014 6:30 pm — 10:30 pm Musical performance begins at 8 pm $20 at the door / Free for Crucible members Buy Tickets Our January 31st Fireside Lounge will feature the season finale performance by The Calling All Choir, directed by artist, performer and musician Mark Growden. The musical performance will begin at […]

Gear Girls at The Crucible

The Gear Girls at The Crucible Over the course of six weeks, 12 girls from Edna Brewer Middle School are mastering ARC welding, oxy-acetylene torch cutting, and angle grinding as part of The Crucible’s “Gear Girls” program during which they will create original sculptures inspired by the theme of self-expression. This year’s program is funded by […]

Veterans Day Classes: Free for Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day 2013, The Crucible is giving veterans a chance to explore their creativity in the medium of glass during a day of free taster classes available for sign-up to veterans only. Call 510-444-0919 x103 to sign up for a session. Glass Flameworking Session 1 (4GLF8813-VA): 10 am – 1 pm Session 2 (4GLF8813-VB): 2-5 […]

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