I Am The Crucible: Rikki Smeltzer

2018-09-12T14:30:26+00:00

We sat down with Rikki to learn about his Native American roots and how he became the co-head of our Jewelry Department after living in Oklahoma, working as a chef, and studying cartography. 

I Am The Crucible: Rikki Smeltzer 2018-09-12T14:30:26+00:00

20 Shades of Grey: Paint in the Third Dimension

2018-09-06T10:08:12+00:00

What does The Crucible have that most other art schools in America do not? There are countless things that come to mind, but one that stands out is 20 Shades of Grey: Medieval Enameling Techniques - a unique continuing level class that teaches painting with enamels and is not often taught in America.

20 Shades of Grey: Paint in the Third Dimension 2018-09-06T10:08:12+00:00

Our Favorite Photos From The Fire And Water Open House

2018-08-29T13:47:11+00:00

Our studios are still buzzing from Saturday’s Fire and Water Open House! We had over 1,000 attendees, and our expert faculty gave demonstrations all day. From molten bronze poured into ice in our Foundry to fresh raku firings, this was an Open House for the books!

Our Favorite Photos From The Fire And Water Open House 2018-08-29T13:47:11+00:00

2017 Youth Programs Impact Report – What A Fantastic Year!

2018-09-04T11:37:41+00:00

In a time when expressing creativity as an act of resistance and learning STEAM skills are both critical to thrive, The Crucible’s youth programs are an ever more essential part of our vision and mission. Learn more about our Youth Programs 2017 impact!

2017 Youth Programs Impact Report – What A Fantastic Year! 2018-09-04T11:37:41+00:00

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event

2018-09-10T09:43:49+00:00

Friday, September 7, 2018 • 10am-6pm

Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 10am-5pm

We are hosting a free community event with Lie Nielsen Toolworks, showcasing their top-notch woodworking hand tools. Come see how quality hand tools can make your woodworking projects easier, with demonstrations by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks in Fort Bragg, California.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event 2018-09-10T09:43:49+00:00

High Schoolers Make Waves In The Studio

2018-08-15T15:25:47+00:00

This summer, our second year Fuego Youth Leaders were in for a surprise. They returned to the studios, ready to get to work, only to find out they had been commissioned to create a multidisciplinary sculpture for the corporate offices of Schnitzer Steel.

High Schoolers Make Waves In The Studio 2018-08-15T15:25:47+00:00

I Am The Crucible: Elizabeth Holthe

2018-07-31T18:18:03+00:00

Affectionately known as our “Studio Mom,” Elizabeth Holthe is one of our invaluable volunteers. We sat down with Elizabeth to learn about her search for a creative community, which is exactly what she has found here, and more.

I Am The Crucible: Elizabeth Holthe 2018-07-31T18:18:03+00:00

3 Reasons to Stop Working And Take a MAKE-Cation

2018-07-20T15:37:17+00:00

Studies have shown that taking time off from work makes us more creative and productive at work, and healthier and happier people. Here are three reasons to take a MAKE-cation at The Crucible.

3 Reasons to Stop Working And Take a MAKE-Cation 2018-07-20T15:37:17+00:00

They Took Bridge Steel And Made Something To Celebrate

2018-07-18T13:43:31+00:00

Crucible blacksmiths Celeste Flores, Chris Niemer, and welder Don Plumb will be worked with Scientific Art Studio to fabricate the trophy for the Bay Series between the Oakland A's and SF Giants out of steel from the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.

They Took Bridge Steel And Made Something To Celebrate 2018-07-18T13:43:31+00:00