Welcome new Executive Director Susan Mernit to The Crucible, who for many years has led tech, community, and arts organizations and initiatives in the Bay Area.
We have begun our search for a new Director of Programs! The Director of Programs has the overall responsibility for the development and delivery of all public educational programs and arts events at the Crucible.
Proudly sporting her prescription safety glasses at all times, Camille prides herself as a role model for safe shop practices. We sat down with her and her cat Rex to learn about her artwork and the collaborative community she found here.
With the weather getting warmer and days getting longer, we are feeling inspired to explore the beautiful East Bay by bike. We asked our volunteers, faculty, and staff where their favorite places to bike are, and put together this list of our favorite bike rides in the East Bay to get your wheels moving and blood pumping.
Do you remember the first time you saw pewter liquify before your eyes, pressed your fingerprint in clay, or watched smoke rise as you wood burned your own unique design? 227 Oakland Unified School District youth attended The Crucible for free as a part of our Field Trip Program.
Marc Macdonald has always been a fixer of the vehicles that keep us moving, from boats to cars to bikes. After retiring from the Coast Guard, Marc came to The Crucible to volunteer in our Bike Shop in 2014.
Our studios are still buzzing from Saturday’s Spring Open House! We had record attendance for a Spring Open House, with over 1,100 attendees, and our expert faculty gave demonstrations all day. From fresh waffles to steam bent wood, this was an Open House for the books!
Crucible blacksmith Celeste Flores and welder Don Plumb will be working 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.
Ismael “Iz” Plasencia first came to The Crucible to drop off his little brother for a welding class. When he saw how our Youth Programs were getting youth excited about the industrial arts, he knew he had to get involved. We sat down with Iz to reflect on his years here and what he is the most proud of.