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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 […]

Fuego! Youth Internship Program

The Crucible is thrilled to announce our second year of our youth internship program, called Fuego, sponsored by CASS, Custom Alloy Scrap Sales, Inc. Fuego, a leadership opportunity for high school students who are excited about deepening their technical skills, learning leadership skills, and supporting The Crucible’s youth classes, is The Crucibles’ newest addition to […]

Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House 2011

Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House Saturday, December 10, 2011 • 12PM to 6PMSunday, December 11, 2011 • 12PM to 4PM FREE Admission Directions & Parking Download PDF of Event Poster… Vendor Application is Closed.Vendors Information… A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement […]

Fall Open House 2011

Fall Open House Saturday, September 10, 2011 • 12-4PM Free Admission Art Show – Call For Artists Press Release A fun day for the whole family! Our open houses are a wonderful way to experience the excitement of The Crucible’s 56,000 sq. ft. studio, where furnaces roar and sparks fly. Check out exciting live demonstrations […]

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