The Crucible is taking steps to define our presence in West Oakland. If you’ve come in for a class or whizzed by on BART in recent weeks, you’ve surely noticed our brand new self-identifying letters at the top of our warehouse. Now for the real question: When, not if, to add fire to the letters? But that’s not all!
We’ve also updated our front entrance with new landscaping and two installations. The first is “To The Loss,” a nine-foot tall Redwood drift log pulled from the port of Oakland and re-imagined as a Totem pole by welding instructor Colin Harris. To learn more about the creative process, materials, and story behind “To The Loss,” please visit Colin’s website.
The second installation is a large-scale steel and glass sculpture emblematic of The Crucible’s greatest asset: Community. The creation was a collaborative effort between The Crucible’s blacksmithing instructor Jeff Pringle and flameworking instructor Tansy Brooks.
These design updates further our efforts to create a safe, welcoming, neighborly environment, not just for our students, but for the West Oakland community at large.
What do you think of our new look? Let us know in the comments below!