We hope you had as much fun at GIFTY as we did! With 69 local vendors, prizes, hot drinks, delicious food, fiery demos, record-breaking attendance, and more, this was a weekend to remember!
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!
Meet Maia Danks, the artist behind Octopus Ceramics. After growing up taking classes at The Crucible, Maia became the youngest artist to ever vend at GIFTY. We sat down with Maia to learn about special projects she is making just for GIFTY.
GIFTY 2018 Special Preview for Crucible Members:
Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7pm-9:30pm
Open for all:
Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 11am-5pm
At GIFTY 2018, dozens of leading East Bay artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members
Our studios are still buzzing from Saturday’s Fire and Water Open House! We had over 1,000 attendees, and our expert faculty gave demonstrations all day. From molten bronze poured into ice in our Foundry to fresh raku firings, this was an Open House for the books!
Friday, September 7, 2018 • 10am-6pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 10am-5pm We are hosting a free community event with Lie Nielsen Toolworks, showcasing their top-notch woodworking hand tools. Come see how quality hand tools can make your woodworking projects easier, with demonstrations by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks in Fort Bragg, California.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 • 12 - 5pmJoin us at the end of the summer for a day of fine and industrial arts inspired by aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource! Nineteen of our departments will be celebrating water with art, fire, and fun, while raising awareness and funds for The Ocean Cleanup.
Sunday, August 12, 2018 • 11am - 5pmLooking for a great deal on a bike? The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. And, get prepared for the playa- many of these bikes are perfect for Burning Man!
On April 7, The Crucible opened it’s doors for our annual Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, a night of fire, feasting, and fundraising.
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!