I Am The Crucible: Sheri Jurnecka


Sheri Jurnecka worked her way up at The Crucible, starting as a student, then volunteering for nine years before joining our Faculty last year. She is an expert corset maker, jewelry designer, and Jewelry and Enameling instructor. We sat down with Sheri to learn more about her time here and her unending passion for the possibilities of color.

Six Easy Steps to Make Your Own Enameled Tile


Fascinated by molten glass, hot metal, and the occasional burst of flames? The art of Enameling combines all of this in one class. It is the ancient art of fusing molten glass to metal, is easy to learn, and you’ll see quick results. Open up your creative practices to a world of color!

I Am The Crucible: Ralph McCaskey


Ralph McCaskey's passion for Glass Flameworking is infectious. We sat down with Ralph to catch some of his Flameworking enthusiasm and find out more about his original creations, ranging from bead blunders to finding his inner monster.

2018 Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction


Saturday, April 7, 2018 • 6 - 10pm

This unique signature fundraiser, sustains our one-of-a-kind industrial arts education programs. Join us in celebrating the contributions of honoree Charles R. Olson, past Crucible Board President.

A Look Back on Hot Couture


In place of Hot Couture this year, we are focusing on preparing for our upcoming events and continuing to increase our investment in our educational mission to make the industrial arts more accessible to youth and the Greater Bay Area.

The Crucible’s 2018 Spring Open House


Saturday, March 31, 2018 • 12 - 5pm

Join us this Spring for a taste of what you can create in the fine and industrial arts, with discounted class, exciting demonstrations, a carefully curated Art Gallery, and more!

The Story Behind the Big Red Caboose


You have likely seen a big red caboose parked out in our parking lot. People ask us, where does the caboose go when it’s not working our events? What goes on inside? Where did it come from? You wanted the story; here it is.

Unifying The Crucible: Pre-Apprentice Program Archway


Students participating in our Pre-Apprentice Program worked with The Crucible’s Blacksmithing, Machine Shop, and Welding Departments to build an archway for the main student entrance. The archway is made up of a series of gears, and each gear represents each of The Crucible’s 19 departments. Which is your favorite gear?