Past Events



2013 Playa Bound: Sale & Open House

June 22, 2013
11am to 6pm

Our annual Playa Bound Open House is a wonderful way for the whole family to wander through our 56,000 sq. ft. studio and a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, desert costumes, camping supplies, playa bikes, shade ideas, and leave-no-trace education. Catch fiery performances as you support local artists, community arts education for youth and adults, and work your way through that Black Rock City shopping list. 



East Bay Open Studios 2013

June 1-2 and June 8-9, 2013
Open Studios: 11am to 6pm
Tours: 12 noon, 4pm

The Crucible is participating in this year’s East Bay Open Studios, presented annually by ProArts Gallery. Featured artists include Barbara Barnett, Peter Kropf, Johanna Neaderhouser, Rob Nehring, Alexander Smith, Daniel Stauber, Sam Waller and Mary B. White. The Crucible will also lead two studio tours at 12 noon and at 4pm.



Talk with Hugh Jenkins: Explorations in Efficient Glass Studio Operations

May 31, 2013
6:30-9 pm

Could blowing glass cost you less and be more environmentally friendly? Join Hugh Jenkins, renowned Hawaiian glass art educator, artist and expert in glass studio efficiency, to learn tips for use of renewable energy, alternative fuels such as reclaimed cooking oil and energy efficiency in a glass hot shop.

Maker Faire 2013: The Crucible’s Fire Town

Saturday, May 18, 2013 – 10am to 8pm
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 10am to 6pm

$30 single day. $55 weekend pass.

At Maker Faire 2013 in San Mateo, The Crucible will present dynamic demonstrations in blacksmithing, glass blowing, foundry metal pouring, art bikes frame alterations, jewelry making and eye catching fire poofers towering in the sky. Don’t miss The Crucible’s Fire Town located at Booth SL30!

Maker Faire is the annual two-day, family friendly celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.


Fireside Lounge: Creation

May 10, 2013

Our next Fireside Lounge leads us to explore creation and how ideas move from concept into creative expression. We will explore processes that makes creation simple. We will discuss and demystify how to do-it- yourself, Crucible style, inspiring creativity in everyone. In collaboration with Maker Month, The Crucible celebrates creation with a spectacular evening.

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Artifact: The Crucible at the Asian Art Museum

Fridays– Sundays, March 15–May 5, 2013
Noon to 4pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

What would you take to the afterlife? The Crucible, in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Archaeology Research Facility

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2012 Fall Open House: Call For Art


Call for Art

Let The Crucible put your art on display!

We are opening our doors to the public on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 from 12-4PM for our annual Fall Open House. Showcasing art in a gallery setting that utilizes the techniques taught at The Crucible is central to our Open Houses to demonstrate the breadth of our methods and depth of our talent.

Every department is eligible to participate though there isn’t a specific theme for this event. The submission process is open to faculty, staff, volunteers, students (including those in the youth program), studio renters & others related to The Crucible. This is a great opportunity to exhibit your work to the 500+ people who attend the Open Houses. Encourage your students and others to participate. The submission form is available as a downloadable PDF.

Important dates:

  • Submission Deadline Monday, September 3rd 5PM
  • Notification of Acceptance Tuesday, September 4th 5PM
  • Art Drop-off Thursday, September 6th 4-8 PM
  • Art Drop-off Friday, September 7th 2-6PM
  • Open House Saturday, September 8th 12-4PM
  • Art Pick-up Saturday, September 8th 4-5PM
  • Art Pick-up Monday, September 10th 10AM-4PM

Contact [email protected] if you require any alternative time.

Thank you. We look forward to exhibiting your artwork at The Crucible’s Fall Open House. As a side note, we will be having exhibition themes for the 2013 Fireside Lounges with a broadened call for art similar to how many galleries operate. The Open Houses will remain Crucible specific calls for art.

Contact [email protected] if you require an alternative drop off or pick up time.

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2013 Playa Bound Vendor Information



Be a Vendor at The Crucible’s 2013 Playa Bound Open House!

Sell your handmade crafts, jewelry, clothing and accessories, utility supplies, gadgets, furniture, ceramics, glass and metal creations, neon art and more to eager, Playa-bound shoppers in our massive indoor warehouse in West Oakland.

>> Playa Bound Vendor Application Form

Application Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2013

We are hosting this event to raise awareness of our classes in the fine and industrial arts. We strongly encourage selling work that fits with The Crucible‘s classes such as metalwork, jewelry, glasswork, neon, ceramics and other industrial arts. Special consideration will also be given to crafts and supplies geared towards the Burning Man event held in the Black Rock City desert in August/September. 

The Crucible’s Playa Bound Open House features: 

  • kids’ activities
  • student and faculty art sale 
  • a bicycle sale
  • industrial art demonstrations
  • fire performances
  • food and refreshments from local food trucks 

If you would like to check out the space before applying please feel free to attend one of our studio tours held Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm (except during holidays and events).  Booth and table spaces are assigned in order of completed applications forms and submitted fees.

All Proceeds benefit participating artists and The Crucible’s arts education programs. Please read through this page of event rules and information. By supporting The Crucible, you are helping to keep accessible art education and community programs alive in the Bay Area.

The Crucible staff and community thank you for your support!

If you are interested in sharing a table or booth with another artist, please contact Andrea via email: [email protected] 

Event dates & times:

Saturday June 22, 2013 11am to 6pm • Free Admission

Application Deadline

Friday, June 7, 2013

Contact Persons
Please contact our event manager with any questions:
Phone: 510.444.0919
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