Your Guide To GIFTY: A Helpful Flowchart

2018-12-12T13:01:01+00:00

GIFTY will be packed with opportunities for you to shop from 68 local vendors, eat delicious food, learn from faculty demos, create small gifts, win amazing prizes, and more! We made you a helpful flow chart to create your game plan!

Your Guide To GIFTY: A Helpful Flowchart2018-12-12T13:01:01+00:00

How One Devoted Volunteer Gives Back to Donors

2018-11-27T11:13:28+00:00

Every year, volunteers in our Foundry Department donate their time to make the donor plaques. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we met up with Irina to see how she makes the plaques, from pouring each individual letter in wax to casting the whole plaque in bronze. 

How One Devoted Volunteer Gives Back to Donors2018-11-27T11:13:28+00:00

How Well Do You Really Know The Crucible?

2018-11-19T16:13:32+00:00

Do you know why the Oakland Fire Department raided The Crucible in 2010? Or, which politician broke a flaming bottle of champagne over an anvil at The Crucible? Take this quiz to find out! Then, find out more on a free tour!

How Well Do You Really Know The Crucible?2018-11-19T16:13:32+00:00

Here is How to Smelt Iron: A Team Effort At The Crucible

2018-11-14T13:24:37+00:00

Last weekend, our community came together to smelt twenty-five pounds of iron in a bloomery furnace that they built together at The Crucible. Every aspect of the smelt was a team effort, from collecting magnetite sand from a local beach to building the bloomery furnace.

Here is How to Smelt Iron: A Team Effort At The Crucible2018-11-14T13:24:37+00:00

The Crucible Expands Its Board, Furthers Its Mission

2018-11-07T13:29:32+00:00

The Crucible is pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors – Alexander Zwissler, Amanda Lacau Noguera, and Annie Campbell Washington. These active community leaders will bring their expertise and passion for the arts to The Crucible’s Board, providing strategic direction and oversight to The Crucible’s operations and working to actively advance our mission.

The Crucible Expands Its Board, Furthers Its Mission2018-11-07T13:29:32+00:00

Crucible’s Free Field Trips For Oakland Youth Are The Best Day

2018-10-31T15:06:28+00:00

Over 300 students visited The Crucible on Thursday for an interactive, educational, and inspiring field trip! Crucible faculty, feeling inspired by Halloween, delved into spooky demonstrations! Field trips at The Crucible are a free, community benefit that we provide for all students in the Oakland Unified School District and any Title 1 Public School. 

Crucible’s Free Field Trips For Oakland Youth Are The Best Day2018-10-31T15:06:28+00:00

Breaking Down The Butt Solder In The Jewelry Department

2018-10-24T18:44:58+00:00

In order to make a ring from a sheet of silver, you have to learn to solder a butt joint. Watch Jewelry Department co-head Rikki Smeltzer demonstrates how to do it properly!

Breaking Down The Butt Solder In The Jewelry Department2018-10-24T18:44:58+00:00

Homemade At The Crucible: From 3D Printers to Cheesecakes

2018-10-24T14:16:51+00:00

From setting up 3D printers, to baking the entire Crucible staff cheesecake, Aaron stays busy volunteering at The Crucible! We sat down with him to talk about how The Crucible has supported his own creative pursuits, and to coax him into sharing his cheesecake recipe.

Homemade At The Crucible: From 3D Printers to Cheesecakes2018-10-24T14:16:51+00:00