Faculty 2018-04-23T11:54:15+00:00

Faculty

Our expert faculty of industry professionals and emerging and acclaimed artists teach here because they enjoy the unique atmosphere and the freedom it gives them to focus on their students. They bring an energizing combination of real-world experience and passion to each class that helps students to gain practical, working knowledge of material processes.

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BIKE SHOP

Camille MacRae

Instructor

Department(s): Bike Shop, Neon & Light, Welding

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Carmen Gambino

Bike Shop & Welding Department Head

Department(s): Machine Shop, Welding

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: cgambino@thecrucible.org

Evan Wilcox

Instructor

Department(s): Bike Shop

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Jeremy Cavagnolo

Instructor

Department(s): Bike Shop

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BLACKSMITHING

Benjamin Carpenter

Welding Department Head

Department(s): Blacksmithing, Kinetics & Electronics, Welding

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Carly Weaver

Instructor

Department(s): Blacksmithing, Welding

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Chris Niemer

Blacksmithing Department Head

Department(s): Blacksmithing

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Blacksmithing Technician

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: chris.niemer@thecrucible.org

Mackenzie O’Brien

Instructor

Department(s): Blacksmithing, Welding

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Mark Metz

Instructor

Department(s): Blacksmithing, Welding

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Pablo Valdez

Instructor

Department(s): Blacksmithing

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Reed Peck-Kriss

Instructor

Department(s): Blacksmithing

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Ygor Andrade

Instructor

Department(s): Blacksmithing

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CERAMICS

Cathy Lu

Instructor

Department(s): Ceramics

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Email: clu@thecrucible.org

Daniel Stauber

Instructor

Department(s): Ceramics, Glass Casting & Coldworking, Glass Fusing & Slumping

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Workshops Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x125
Email: daniel@thecrucible.org

Gopi Shah

Instructor

Department(s): Ceramics

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Michiko Fukushima

Instructor

Department(s): Ceramics

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Phoebe Deutsch

Instructor

Department(s): Ceramics

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Phone: (510) 444-0919
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Rikki Smeltzer

Jewelry Department Co-Head

Department(s): Ceramics, Jewelry, Leather, Textiles, & Fine Art

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Programs Assistant and Scholarship Coordinator

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: rsmeltzer@thecrucible.org

ENAMELING

Celeste Christie

Instructor

Department(s): Enameling

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Holly Carter

Instructor

Department(s): Enameling

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Judy Stone

Enameling Department Head

Department(s): Enameling

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Katherine Joksch

Instructor

Department(s): Enameling, Jewelry

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Olga Barmina

Instructor

Department(s): Enameling

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Roberta Smith

Instructor

Department(s): Enameling

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Sheri Jurnecka

Instructor

Department(s): Enameling, Jewelry

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FIRE & PERFORMANCE

Lara Hopwood

Instructor

Department(s): Fire & Performance

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Shaina Johnson

Fire & Performance Department Co-Head

Department(s): Fire & Performance

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FOUNDRY

Alex Smith

Instructor

Department(s): Foundry

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Phone: (510) 444-0919
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Aryana Gauder

Instructor

Department(s): Foundry

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Phone: (510) 444-0919
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Denise Snaer-Gauder

Instructor

Department(s): Foundry

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Email: landsculpture@me.com

Kier Lugo

Glass Blowing Department Head

Department(s): Foundry, Glass Blowing

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Operations Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x117
Email: kier@thecrucible.org

Kim Ayotte

Instructor

Department(s): Foundry

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Nick Diphillipo

Foundry Department Head

Department(s): Foundry

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Foundry Technician

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: nick@thecrucible.org

GLASS BLOWING

Jon Moreno

Instructor

Department(s): Glass Blowing

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Josh Hershman

Instructor

Department(s): Glass Blowing, Glass Flameworking

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Phone: (510) 444-0919
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Kier Lugo

Glass Blowing Department Head

Department(s): Foundry, Glass Blowing

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Operations Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x117
Email: kier@thecrucible.org

Lancelot Fraser

Instructor

Department(s): Glass Blowing, Glass Casting & Coldworking

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Mathew Porkola

Instructor

Department(s): Glass Blowing

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Sam Schumacher

Instructor

Department(s): Glass Blowing

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