Today would have been The Crucible’s Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction, our annual fundraiser that generates over $250,000 to fund scholarships and support for our industrial arts education programs. Below you can browse a few of the incredible pieces we were planning to auction off today, and learn more about just a few of the 230+ working artists that make The Crucible the unique place that it is.
Oakland is a city known for its art—it's often listed as one of the main attractions for visitors. Normally, we have the privilege of seeing art come to life in our studio on a daily basis. But since our own studio is shut down, we're looking for new, creative ways to engage with Oakland while staying safe.
It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since establishing our first (and much smaller) studio in Berkeley. We kicked off 2019 with a renewed dedication to expanding class offerings, adding dozens of new options and bringing back several old favorites. We also expanded our Fuego Youth Leadership Program and introduced the first in a three-year OUSD grant-funded partnership with McClymonds High School.
Thank you to everyone who braved the storms this weekend and made it out to GIFTY 2019! Staff, faculty, and volunteers came together to make our studio shine, and all the months of effort by our vendors leading up to GIFTY fully paid off. The wide range of beautiful and hand-crafted goods, from jewelry to candles to embroidery kits, were the best and brightest collection we've ever had! Check out our favorite GIFTY 2019 photos from the event!
We were thrilled to host nearly 1,600 visitors to our studio over the weekend for our 2019 Fall Open House. Industrial arts enthusiasts of all ages took to hands-on activities like wet welding, stone carving, and Shibori Indigo Dyeing.
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!
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!
Friday, January 31, 2014
6:30 pm — 10:30 pm
Musical performance begins at 8 pm
$20 at the door / Free for Crucible members
Our January 31st Fireside Lounge will feature the season finale performance by The Calling All Choir, directed by artist, performer and musician Mark Growden. The musical performance will begin at 8 pm.
Enjoy an art show showcasing the Jewelery, Ceramics, Blacksmithing, Stone Carving, Mold Making and Woodworking departments with works by The Crucible’s faculty, students, studio renters, volunteers and other affiliated artists.
The Crucible faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions, display original works, and provide live demonstrations in disciplines including moldmaking, ceramics, blacksmithing, jewelry, stone working, woodworking, fire performance, and others.
Register for a class during the Fireside Lounge are receive a 20% discount on tuition (25% for members). Become a Crucible member today.
The Crucible’s Fireside Lounges are an opportunity to visit our studio space and experience a more intimate evening with our creative community, highlighting our extraordinary art programs.
July 20 – August 13, 2010
Artist Reception: Thursday, July 29th 6-9pm
First Friday Art Walk: Friday, August 6th 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, August 13th 6-9pm with music by Daniel Yasmin & Co.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-2pm
Crystal Allen, Jay Bridgland, Ben Carpenter, Lee Granberg, Carla Hall, Bonnie Heras, Janet Hiebert, Billy Hiebert, Jonathan Hyman, Rob Nehring, Robert Stone, Warren, Kathleen Watson