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Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Alex Glowaski

In our final Designer Spotlight, staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with maker-artist Alex Glowaski to discuss brainwave-reactive headsets, internet-enabled pieces, and her huge dreams for Hot Couture and beyond. She will be showing two pieces at The Crucible’s Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion and Fire on January 11-12, 2013. Alex Glowaski is a tech support […]

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Coyote Counter Collective

Photo courtesy of Coyote Counter Collective. Coyote Counter Collective is a cooperative art and design space in North Oakland formed by group of artists banded together to re-imagine structures on their own terms. The corner storefront is equal parts gallery, boutique, studio workspace, garment re-construction factory, style hub, and general one- stop waypoint for cultural […]

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: SENSOREE Design Lab

Photos courtesy of SENSOREE. To SENSOREE Design Lab, 2013 is the year of communication. At Hot Couture, SENSOREE will premier five new interactive designs that speak to the self, each other and the spacial environment. Under the theme “Home-aid” they craft future design couture from the DIY to bring awareness, interaction and health of the […]

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Sam Waller

As The Crucible’s Hot Couture Fashion Show on January 11 & 12, 2013 approaches, staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with faculty member, leather artist, and Hot Couture designer Sam Waller to learn more about his pieces, his team and The Crucible’s integral role in his success.  Sam, a self-taught leather artist, joined The Crucible faculty […]

Hot Couture 2013 Designer Spotlight: Miss Velvet Cream

In anticipation of The Crucible’s upcoming Hot Couture Fashion Show on January 11 & 12, 2013, The Crucible staff writer Sarah Dabby chats with wearable art specialist Scatha G. Allison to learn more about her design background, her project Miss Velvet Cream, what she plans to show at Hot Couture, and why she thinks Hot […]

FIRED UP! Spring and Summer Camps

Keep your young artist all fired up this Spring & Summer at The Crucible’s 8th Annual FIRED UP! Youth Camp. With 30 classes (all age-appropriate) in half-day format, these weeklong adventures will spark creativity from start to finish. Sign up for a morning (9am–12pm,) an afternoon (1–4pm,) or both!  We offer a supervised lunch hour, […]

Entrepreneurship at The Crucible: An Interview with Alex Dilone & Felix Torres-Chaviano

Much of the curiculim at The Crucible focuses on artistic uses of industrial technology. This month, however, Alex Dilone and Felix Torres-Chaviano are using The Crucible’s facilities to prototype a product they’re looking to bring to market next year. The product is still in development and has been blurred in the photos for security’s sake.  […]

2013 Fireside Lounge Schedule

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. In 2013, The Crucible will explore themes of conception, creation, and curation in three dynamic hour-long discussions during our Fireside Lounge. The 2013 Fireside Lounge Schedule: […]

Interview: Peralta Junction’s Life-size Mousetrap!

While many artists at The Crucible call our 56,000 sq. ft. workspace “home,” they’ve found a new weekend play-space at Peralta Junction, West Oakland’s vibrant pop-up arts carnival.  Located at the corner of Mandela Parkway and West Grand Avenue, Peralta Junction hosts artisan vendors, food trucks, free workshops, musical performances, and – of course – […]

The Crucible Presents: Hot Couture 2013

Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & FireJanuary 11 & 12, 2013Doors at 7pmShow at 8pm(Standing room only. No reserved seating.) Buy Tickets In celebration of The Crucible’s 14th Anniversary, we are excited to present Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & Fire on January 11 & 12, 2013. Melding high fashion with industrial art, […]

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