Meet Paul Nosa. For the past year, he’s been touring the country with his solar-powered sewing machine (yes, you read that right), participating in every art night, maker event, and museum exhibition possible.
Barry Baldwin, founder of The Crucible’s Stone Carving program, is a legend. A stone carver since age 16, Barry has toured the world for his craft, working everywhere from Beirut, Lebanon to Trafalgar Square.
Robert Collins, a senior and theater production specialist at the Oakland School for the Arts, has been a dedicated Crucible member throughout his youth. Earlier, we sat down with Robert to learn about his journey at The Crucible.
We love Maker Faire! A celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, the festival brings makers together to showcase their wares, inspire creativity, and most of all – to have fun. Check out a few pictures of our exhilarating weekend! The Crucible kicked off Maker Faire with the festival’s Education Day. With a blacksmithing demonstration by Celeste Flores, an […]
Detail of enameled vessel by Judy Stone. Judy Stone, Head of the Enameling Department, oozes patience, dedication, and wisdom. Having taught at The Crucible since the organization’s inception, she’s spent those years building core curriculum, creating innovative pieces, and establishing her reputation internationally. Now, she’s proving that slow and steady wins the race: in addition […]
Welded sculpture by Adrian RodriguezAdrian Rodriguez has been a lifelong artist, but it was only after discovering The Crucible with the help of his high school teacher, did he start realizing his full potential as an industrial artist. In this interview with writer, Sarah Dabby, Adrian takes us on his artistic journey and offers pithy […]
Dear Community Members, Friends, Family Members, Passers-By, Colleagues, and Artists Everywhere,We’re excited to announce that The Crucible has been chosen as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook Challenge! Our “Bikes for West Oakland” initiative is now in the running to receive a $25,000 through a crowd-sourced, voter-based contest on Facebook. YOUR votes […]
We’ll feature several works in progress for deployment in Black Rock City later this summer, including the 27 foot/400 screen fractal projection machine Between Dimensions, roving cocktail bar K9 Mark IV-BM, and the multi-media Visual Orchestra. We’ll also be joined be fire spinners and dancers for a fire jam performance between 1:30 and 3:00. Crucible […]
Orinda Intermediate School students in The Crucible’s smithy. At The Crucible, educators like Bobby Glasser have a special place in our hearts. A sixth grade Language Arts and Social Studies (Ancient Civilizations) teacher at Orinda Intermediate School, Bobby joined The Crucible community in 2006, when he attended the Seven Deadly Sins show. From there, he […]
The Crucible is taking steps to define our presence in West Oakland. If you’ve come in for a class or whizzed by on BART in recent weeks, you’ve surely noticed our brand new self-identifying letters at the top of our warehouse. Now for the real question: When, not if, to add fire to the letters? […]