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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 […]

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.  […]

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, […]

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, […]

Gift & Get

It’s the time of year for giving. As the holidays approach, we are giving our hardworking community an opportunity to give an extraordinary gift to a loved one and receive one as well. We are now offering a Gift and Get promotion. Now through December 31, 2012, anyone who purchases a Crucible Gift Certificate, class, […]

Behind the Glass: Interview with Kier Lugo

Glass Department Head Kier Lugo has been practicing and teaching the craft for nearly a decade. With a special love for the art and a glowing way of speaking about the material itself, Kier sat down with us in October for a perspective into what’s happening with glass at The Crucible today. Sarah Dabby: Let’s […]

Finding Connection at The Crucible: Interview with Hiroki Fukushima

We like to make everyone feel at home at The Crucible – and for one new community member, Hiroki Fukushima, that warm welcome is especially important. A Japanese immigrant, Fukushima moved to the Bay Area in July 2012, and his involvement at The Crucible has been essential to helping him find inspiration, community, and connection […]

Thanks Yelp! We Love You Too.

Feedback comes in many forms including praise, support, questions, and everyone’s favorite, “constructive criticism”. This month The Crucible received a wonderful letter from Yelp! with a very specific kind of feedback: congratulations! Working with our community has always been a large part of the DNA of The Crucible. We continually strive to match our curriculum […]

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