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Journalist Bill Moyers captured it best:
“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.”

At The Crucible, I have witnessed the marvelous come to life in our studios: an old tree stump turned into a gorgeous wooden vessel, oozing molten glass coaxed into floral forms, an incredible gyroscopic welded sculpture engineered by an 11 year-old. Creativity brings pictures and stories to life and unlocks talents we didn’t know we had.

You play an important part of The Crucible’s creative story. When you make your year-end contribution to our Annual Fund, you are declaring that creativity matters in our community. And the creative community at The Crucible is what makes this place so special. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Listen to two voices of the over 13,000 folks we welcome every year:

“Because of The Crucible, I can now really say I know what I want to do in life (welding!) and how to do it as well. This place puts a lot of positivity in my life.”
–Te’von H., youth intern and future welder

“The Crucible has given me the knowledge, space and support to pursue my life long dream of starting my own artisan business. In addition to supporting my creativity, The Crucible allows me as an instructor to fan and fuel that creative spark in others.”
–Celeste F., artist and Ceramics/Blacksmithing faculty

Fantastic, aren’t they?

We need creative minds like these to push society forward, and The Crucible enables anyone—even you!—to push the boundaries of their creative exploration. However, tuition only covers 65% of costs to keep The Crucible fires burning–the rest is up to generous donors and sponsors like you! Your gift will sustain equitable access to quality instruction, tools, award-winning youth programs, and a supportive community for anyone who wants to advance their creativity.

Will you support creativity by making a gift before December 31?

Warmest regards,

David C. Miller
Executive Director

P.S. Did you know your Annual Fund gift of $150 or more qualifies you for a full year of family membership benefits? Donate securely today by mail or at