Category: Blog

2012 Soirée Follow-Up

We’d like to thank everyone involved for being a part of The Crucible’s Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! As always, our guests arrived in full, fabulous attire. Our main studio space was transformed into a breathtaking performance hall, complete with a […]

Fuego! Youth Internship Program 2012

Bay Area Industrial Arts School, The Crucible, Features Youth Leadership and Internship Program For the third year in a row, The Crucible is featuring Fuego – a leadership and internship program for high school students sponsored by Custom Alloy Scrap Sales – during the 2012 Fired-Up Summer Youth Program. Bay Area industrial arts school, The […]

Executive Director Perspective: May 2012

by Steven Young West Oakland Industrial Arts Corridor I recently participated on a panel discussion at SPUR in San Francisco about the West Oakland Industrial Arts Corridor.  My fellow Panelists were; Leslie Pritchett, Public art consultant and Crucible Board member; Sean Orlando, Lead artist and co-founder of the Five Ton Crane Arts Group and Karen […]

2012 Fire & Light Soiree Auction Items

The Bay Area’s top artists working in metal, glass, fire, wood and mixed media have donated fine art for tonights auction. The live art auction will take place during dessert. Be sure to have your paddle ready, and good luck. We’ll have your artwork packaged for you when you leave for the evening. Click here […]

2013 Playa Bound Vendor Information

Be a Vendor at The Crucible’s 2013 Playa Bound Open House! Sell your handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing and accessories, utility supplies, gadgets, furniture, ceramics, glass and metal creations, neon art and more to eager, Playa-bound shoppers in our massive indoor warehouse in West Oakland. >> Playa Bound Vendor Application FormApplication Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2013 […]

Faculty Focus – Felix Torres

by Thea Daniels The Art of Woodcarving & Sculpting w/ Felix Torres May 10th – June 28th Thursdays, 6-10pm Sign Up Now! On the floor of the Sierra Maestre mountainous forests, Cuban sculptor, Felix Torres, would find raw material for his next piece.  Downed by hurricanes, Guyacan, Jigui, and Ebano Carbonero wood lay like ebony, dense […]

Faculty Focus – Mary White

by Thea Daniels How can art illuminate what science cannot? Mary installing monument in Boulder Creek, Colorado. In July of this year, The Crucible’s Glass Department Co-Head, Mary White, concluded an ambitious eco-artistic project six years in the making. Five thousand pounds of foundation concrete, stone, and 144 panels of drilled glass now rise 18 […]

Faculty Focus – Nick DiPhillipo

by Jennifer Zahrt Nick DiPhillipo got his start in metal accidentally. Thirty-five years ago, he travelled to Arcosanti, an experimental town in the high desert of Arizona, north of Phoenix. While there, he joined the artisans casting metal wind chimes and bells, and that kicked off his career as a craftsman and artist. He now […]

Industrial Artist and New Stanford Freshman, Beatriz Cuevas

Right now we have our next generation of industrial artists heading back to school. We recently had a chance to catch up with one of our students Beatriz Cuevas and talk to her about how her industrial arts experience helped her get into Stanford University. Crucible: Hi Beatriz, can you tell folks a bit about […]

Faculty Focus – Chris Neimer

by Jennifer Zahrt During a class fieldtrip to Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, the ten-year-old Chris Niemer spied a blacksmith smacking on metal with a hammer, and he knew right then that he wanted to become a blacksmith. He didn’t get to start working with metal until his early 20s when he […]

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