I Am The Crucible: Peter Moore


If you have come taken a tour at The Crucible lately, you have met Peter Moore. One of our enthusiastic volunteers and a great tour guide, Peter helps Crucible visitors learn more about this area, it’s place in Oakland’s history, and start to figure out which Crucible Department is calling to them.

See What Fuego Youth Leaders Gained for Life


Our 2017 Fuego Youth Leaders had a great summer, shadowing instructors, working as teaching assistants, visiting local industrial arts studios, and making final projects in their disciplines!

I Am The Crucible: Karl Hauser


When Karl Hauser first walked into The Crucible in 2013, he was immediately reminded of his years in art school, where he was surrounded by highly skilled people experimenting and testing the limits of their art.

I Am The Crucible: Byrd Pappas


Byrd Pappas was living in New Mexico, when on a whim, they decided to move and get involved with The Crucible and the Bay's queer metalworking community.

I Am The Crucible: Gabrael Bey


With 15 Crucible classes under his belt, Gabrael can proudly claim that at age 12 he has already taken more classes than the majority of Crucible students. We sat down with him to hear about his favorite Crucible moments so far!

I Am The Crucible: Susan Berger


In her second Glass Flameworking class at The Crucible, Susan Berger’s instructor told her to forget about being a perfectionist and try to “embrace the wonk.”

Our Youth Programs Students Take the Torch


Eight students who grew up participating in our Youth Programs have joined our regular faculty! Many of these new instructors were able to take classes at The Crucible because of the scholarship opportunities made possible by our generous donors. Here are their stories.

Saying Goodbye to Carla Hall


The Crucible kicked off summer with a party, celebrating some of the new faces walking our halls, and saying goodbye to Carla Hall, our Director of Education, before she begins the next chapter of her life in Minneapolis.