High School Students Share Final Projects During 2022 Fuego Reception

2022-08-10T20:10:35-07:00

This summer, after two years of pandemic-altered programming, we welcomed ten new and returning high school students to The Crucible for our annual four-week Fuego Youth Leadership program.

High School Students Share Final Projects During 2022 Fuego Reception2022-08-10T20:10:35-07:00

When The Student Becomes The Teacher: Ben Lockwood-Johnston

2022-07-27T20:53:06-07:00

In 2016, just before his freshman year of high school, Ben Lockwood-Johnston took his first Crucible class—Youth Blacksmithing Immersion. Over the next couple of years, he explored techniques in jewelry, glass blowing, welding, and beyond, but nothing captured his attention like swinging a hammer in the Smithy.

When The Student Becomes The Teacher: Ben Lockwood-Johnston2022-07-27T20:53:06-07:00

Youth Return To The Crucible For 2022 Summer Camps—See The Pics!

2022-08-17T10:42:43-07:00

Every summer, our studio comes alive as youth summer campers return for week-long offerings in the industrial arts. This summer, students will have the opportunity to cast metal, fuse glass, mold clay, and so much more.

Youth Return To The Crucible For 2022 Summer Camps—See The Pics!2022-08-17T10:42:43-07:00

Meet Glass Blowing Department Co-Heads, Kate Drury and Sam Schumacher

2022-06-22T20:00:57-07:00

Earlier this year, we relaunched our Glass Blowing Department with a greater community focus in mind. The idea was to expand our offerings to include free or subsidized programming to school teachers, community educators, youth groups, and beyond. To spearhead this new programming, we enlisted the help of two incredible Glass artists and educators, Kate Drury and Sam Schumacher, as our new Glass Blowing Department Co-Heads.

Meet Glass Blowing Department Co-Heads, Kate Drury and Sam Schumacher2022-06-22T20:00:57-07:00

Open For Business Closes Out With A Bang

2022-07-27T12:06:14-07:00

Over the past four months, The Crucible’s founding Open For Business cohort—Amy Alaman, Brandyn Willridge, Cori Pillows, and Komoia Johnson—have been building new skills in the industrial arts while growing their businesses.

Open For Business Closes Out With A Bang2022-07-27T12:06:14-07:00

ERV, Our Educational Response Vehicle, Returns In Style

2022-05-11T20:00:39-07:00

We recently had the pleasure of reintroducing ERV (our fire truck-turned-Educational Response Vehicle) to the community during the Old Oakland Block Party hosted by Civic Design Studio.

ERV, Our Educational Response Vehicle, Returns In Style2022-05-11T20:00:39-07:00

2022 Youth Spring Camps—See Every Inspiring Project

2022-04-16T00:26:07-07:00

Our 2022 Youth Spring Camps have the studio buzzing with creative energy. Campers have come up with some amazing projects, including a giant ceramic toothbrush, beautifully crafted metal rings, and an LED lightsaber and wand.

2022 Youth Spring Camps—See Every Inspiring Project2022-04-16T00:26:07-07:00

KIPP Bridge Academy Student Explore New Educational Pathways Through Crucible Classes

2022-03-10T17:23:58-08:00

On Wednesday, March 2, Mischelle Brown and ten of her students from KIPP Bridge Academy here in West Oakland arrived at The Crucible for the first in an eight-week-long series of workshops. These 7th and 8th graders are participating in a pilot program Mischelle designed to support students with alternative learning needs, called YES, I Have An IEP!.

KIPP Bridge Academy Student Explore New Educational Pathways Through Crucible Classes2022-03-10T17:23:58-08:00

The Society For Inclusive Blacksmiths Makes Crucible Scholarship Possible

2022-02-23T18:00:23-08:00

The Crucible is thrilled to announce the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths scholarship for access to our blacksmithing department and smithy. The scholarship will cover the full cost of a 15-hour blacksmithing class and will offer a stipend of $1,000 to cover materials fees, travel costs, and time away from work.

The Society For Inclusive Blacksmiths Makes Crucible Scholarship Possible2022-02-23T18:00:23-08:00

The Crucible Hot Shop Relaunches With A Greater Community Focus

2022-01-26T23:08:14-08:00

For the first time since March 2020, our Glass Blowing department is hosting a series of short-form classes for local educators and community program affiliates. These community-focused offerings are part of a new initiative to increase access to glass blowing.

The Crucible Hot Shop Relaunches With A Greater Community Focus2022-01-26T23:08:14-08:00
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